Breath, Boom! All Student Cast/Production of the Communication & Theatre Arts Department
The Communication & Theatre Arts Department is producing Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron, a girl-gang play set in the Bronx from 1988-2001. This Obie Award-winning play chronicles the life of a female gang leader from her violent teenage years through her involvement with the criminal justice system and her return to civilian life. The play will be performed in the Gerald W. Lynch by an all student cast, November 21st –November 25 during the week prior to Thanksgiving, with performances offered morning, mid-day, evening and Sunday matinee.
Suggested Donation is $3.00/student. The play runs approximately one and one-half hour.
Thursday, November 21
Preview 1:30 PM
Friday, November 22
11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24
Monday, November 25
About the play:
Breath, Boom dramatizes the relationship between sexual abuse in the family and the resulting disintegration of family relationships. Among the compelling characters are: a step-father who is an alcoholic; a runaway foster child bullied by fellow inmates; a woman who kills her abusive husband; and a cellmate who has aged out of gang-life. The playwright dramatizes a girl’s path to survival when trapped by urban poverty and violence when there is little recourse but to become a victim, sexual object or survive by selling drugs.