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Department of Theater

DANCE NATION

Thursday, Sept. 19-
Saturday, 
Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25-
Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

Clare Barron’s Dance Nation, winner of the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a play fueled by teenage angst. Set in small-town Ohio, the play features a competitive middle school dance team whose female members experience the emotional extremes of adolescence as they contend with themselves and one another to reach their goal: acceptance to the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. Robin Edwards Russell, professor in the Department of Theatre, directs this fresh, unique take on the power and vulnerability of evolving young women.

This production contains themes and language that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Edwards Theater
Admission: $17

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or call 843-349-ARTS (2787).