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Vanguard Theater to stage 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' April 26-27


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Vanguard Theatre will present “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” by playwright Rajiv Joseph, at 8 p.m., April 26-27, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Vanguard Little Theatre.

Supporters of the Arts contributors can reserve seats in advance by calling the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at 731-881-7400. All other tickets are available at the door only. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and UT Martin students with ID. The box office opens at 7 p.m. before each performance.

“Gruesome Playground Injuries” follows the lives of Doug and Kayleen over 30 years. The pair first meets in the elementary school nurse’s office and run into each other from time to time after various personal injuries. This unconventional love story is a dark comedy showing the connection between two people when they allow their wounds to show.

Four directors will collaborate on the eight scenes which comprise the performance, and 12 different actors will play the two characters over the course of three decades. Parents are advised this performance contains adult language and content and may not be suitable for children.

For more information, contact the department at 731-881-7400.


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