WHAT: Florida State College at Jacksonville's (FSCJ) dramaWORKS will present “U.S. Drag” by Gina Gionfriddo. An absurdist mystery comedy about fear, fame and fortune, the FSCJ dramaWORKS production of “U.S. Drag” features 11 student actors and more than 10 crew members from all areas of the First Coast, with set and lighting design by Johnny Pettegrew and directed by Professor of Theatre Ken McCulough.
Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Playwriting.
For information and ticket reservations, please call (904) 646-2222.
Please be advised “U.S. Drag” contains strong language which some audience members may find offensive. This production is not recommended for audiences under 18 years of age.
COST: Tickets are $10 for the general public
Tickets are $5 for FSCJ faculty, staff and students (2 tickets per valid ID)
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Florida State College at Jacksonville-South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246
About the play and production:
Two young women in Manhattan seek love and happiness, but they’ll settle for rent money. Along the way, they volunteer for a community advocacy group called SAFE (“Stay Away from Ed”) named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city. And there just so happens to be a hefty reward for information about Ed’s identity. The girlfriends’ new circle of “friends” includes their socially stunted roommate, a celebrated author of a fictional memoir, a lonely man obsessed with crime victims, and a mousy “Ed survivor” reveling in her fifteen minutes of fame. Everybody is looking for salvation in the arms of another in a group where no one has very much to give. And who is this “Ed” anyway? No one’s ever seen his face, and everyone onstage is beginning to act eerily “Ed-like.”