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Frostburg State University Theatre to Present "Breath Boom" by Kia Corthron, Playwright In-Residence on Campus

"Breath Boom," a play by Cumberland native and former Frostburg State University student Kia Corthron, will be presented at FSU on Friday, March 1; Saturday, March 2; Thursday, March 7; Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Centre's F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. A matinee performance is set for Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Written for the Royal Court Theatre in London, "Breath Boom" is based on extensive research on the lives of young women and street violence. The plot revolves around Prix, a female gang member from New York who escapes her hardened life with dreams of creating the perfect fireworks display. Corthron presents an accurate look at this slice of life, complete with the tough and sometimes poetic language used by the individuals experiencing it.

The New York Times calls the play a "strong piece of writing from a gifted playwright."

Corthron will be in residence at FSU during the week of Feb. 18-22 to sit in on rehearsals and work with the actors.

Tickets are $3 for students and $7 for the general public. For reservations and information, call the Department of Theatre at (301) 687-4145 Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589