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Frostburg State University Theatre Presents "The Glory of Living"
10/29/2003

Frostburg State University Theatre will present Rebecca Gilman's "The Glory of Living," a Pulitzer prize runner-up, on Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. The play will be performed in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre in the FSU Performing Arts Center.

"The Glory Of Living" focuses on 15-year-old Lisa, who tries to escape a miserable life with her prostitute mother by running away with, and eventually marrying, Clint, an ex-con. Through systematic abuse, Clint coerces Lisa into helping him commit crimes of varying magnitude, including procuring "disposable" young girls. In Lisa, playwright Gilman has created a riveting portrait of a young woman whose most striking quality is not her capacity for evil but the depth of her emptiness.

According to Michael Billington of The Guardian, "Plays don't come much tougher, or more compassionate, than ... 'The Glory Of Living.'"

Gilman has become one of the most prolific and celebrated playwrights in America today. Her several award-winning plays ("Spinning Into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl" and "Blue Serge") are daring and controversial treatments of contemporary social issues like racism, class discrimination and stalking. Whatever the subject, Gilman's work is always distinctive, especially through impressively detailed characterizations that force the audience to look beneath the larger problem.

Tickets are for $5 students and $10 for non-students and can be reserved by calling (301) 687-7462. This play contains strong language and adult themes. Parental guidance is strongly recommended.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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