‘Truth and Beauty’ examines American consumerism and culture
Photo by Michael Bailey
How does mass media influence American culture? Can markets and marketing be trusted? These questions and many others are the focus of “Truth and Beauty,” a multimedia exploration by Ping Chong that continues the Department of Drama’s 2005-2006 season. The play will be performed in the Culbreth Theatre Feb. 16-18 and 22-25 at 8 p.m.
The play features an ensemble cast comprised of graduate and undergraduate actors performing a variety of sketches and scenes.
Director Richard Warner describes the structure and tone of the play as “a combination of The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live. [It] mocks and challenges and … takes on topics such as globalization, corporate corruption, gun violence, freedom of speech and terrorism.”
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $8 for students; full-time U.Va. students can use their ART$ Dollars to purchase tickets. Information: 924-3376 or http://www.virginia.edu/drama.