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February 9, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu

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"Surrealism+." UIC Theatre presents a lively program of experimental plays and sketches, mostly surrealist and futurist, from the 1920s. The production will include works by 20th century poets T.S Eliot, Guillaume Apollinaire, e. e. cummings and Gertrude Stein. "'Surrealism+' is a mind-teasing review celebrating the innovative, rebellious imagination of the 20th century when dadaism, surrealism, futurism and cubism challenged the world's definition of unreality," said Anthony Graham-White, program director and professor of performing arts.


Opening - Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.


UIC Theatre
1044 W. Harrison St.


Graham-White will attempt to capture the craziness of the period in the program's two 30-minute plays and 10 amusing and brief sketches adapted for contemporary audiences.

"The 1920s was a time of great experimentation which helped initiate a lot of what is in theater today," said Graham-White. "In 'Surrealism+,' there is more going on than just acting-we are challenging realism by interacting and projecting messages to the audience while adding a few surprises."

Tickets are $7 for UIC students, $10 for UIC faculty and staff and $12 for the general public. For ticket information and reservations, contact the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939.

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