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A popular young author decides to abandon the written word and take off on a free-wheeling, acid-laced trip across America, but at whose expense? This new play is written by senior theater certificate student Annika Bennett and draws loosely from the life, letters, and writing of Ken Kesey, prolific author, father of the Merry Pranksters, and — as he’s labeled by at least one biography — the consummate bullshit artist of the twentieth century. Exploring the responsibility writers have and hold to both those they choose and those they neglect to mythologize, this play is a strange and wonderful mélange of legend, fiction, and fact – after all, it’s like that thing Kesey once said: it’s all the truth, even if it didn’t happen.

Performances are in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center on April 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors and will be available through University Ticketing by calling 609.258.9220 or at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.

 

 

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