Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Upcoming: Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller, St. Philip's College, San Antonio, November 11 - 21

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St Philip's College San Antonio

presentsResurrection Blues Arthur Miller


by Arthur Miller

directed by Vincent Hardy

November 11, 12, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.

November 13 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Watson Fine Arts Center, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78203 (click for map)

General Admission is $10. For seniors, students, staff and faculty admission is $5. High school students with ID are admitted free.

For reservations please call (210) 486-2205

[image: cover, Penguin Books]

What if Jesus were to return? Would this event be exploited and manipulated by our corporate culture of greed and profit for monetary gain? This is the central question of Arthur Miller’s penultimate dark comedy, Resurrection Blues.

Miller’s play provides a meditation on advertising, media manipulation, spin, the outright lies told to the public and suggests how this dynamic affects American society. “Resurrection Blues,” cites the fiction created around the Gulf of Tonkin incident which precipitated the escalation of the Vietnam War but of course evokes our recent adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq proving again that history repeats itself. In the world of this play, illusion is the order of the day and reality is sacrificed on the altar of greed. What happens to humans when they live in a world of false images? Miller asks us to give some thought to the kind of society we ultimately want to have.

The St. Philips College Theatre Program is proud to present this play rarely seen in South Central Texas. It will run November 11th, 12th, 19th and 20th at 8pm and November 13th and 21st at 2:30 pm. The venue is the Watson Fine Arts Center, 1801Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78203. The play is recommended for mature audiences. There is mature language and situations. For any other questions about the production please call Vincent Hardy, Director, (210) 486-2838

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