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Release Date April 20

DALLAS- The final spring performances for Theatre Brookhaven include four one-act plays from two of the 20th century's most important playwrights. Darise Error directs "Act Without Words" and "Rockaby" by Samuel Beckett. Terry McCracken directs Neil Simon's "Visitors from Chicago" and "The Man on the Floor."

Two dramas and two comedies balance this evening of one-act plays.

Beckett's "Act Without Words" is a moral tale that focuses on frustration and resignation as one man learns he can rely on no one but himself. "Rockaby" is a short, one-woman play that features the lone character rocking mechanically in a chair while listing to a poem - she speaks only a few words throughout the piece.

Simon's plays are comedies. In "The Man on the Floor," a married couple from New York loses their tickets to Wimbledon and will soon lose their suite to Kevin Costner. Slapstick and one-liners in "Visitors from Chicago" highlight the frayed nerves of two couples on the last leg of a three-week vacation together.

NOTE: This presentation may not be suitable for all audiences due to some strong language.

Shows will be April 29-May 1 and May 6-8 at 8 p.m., and May 2 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the School of the Arts Arena Theatre, Room C205. General admission is $8; students and senior adults are $6. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.



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