The extinction of America's middle class explored in
SSU production of "The Hummingbird Wars"
WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents
WHAT: "The Hummingbird Wars"
By Carter Lewis / Directed by Judy Navas
Carter Lewis’s new satire captures the outrageous and harrowing extremes of life when a man and his family fight against the threat of middle-class extinction in the 21st Century. Ripped from today's headlines the play examines the consequences of evolving realities of modern life in the suburbs.
Hot from the stages of Miami's Arts Garage, "The Hummingbird Wars" follows the frustrations of an Afghan war-hero father and husband as he battles teenage cyber-bullying, pharmaceutical and cable conspiracy theories, "enemy" bulldozers and post-traumatic stress disorder. His wife is trying to save the neighborhood from redevelopment; his daughter is dealing with cyber-bullying from a nasty ex-boyfriend; and his son is mysteriously finding guns and taking them to school.
Playwright Carter Lewis will be the guest at a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
WHEN: Nov. 5 to Nov. 15, 2015
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays
Sunday, Nov. 8 - Post show discussion.
Thursday, Nov. 12 - 6:30 p.m. pre-show talk with playwright Carter Lewis and "$ 5 Friends and Family Night"
TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17 Reservations recommended.
Admission prices from $5 to $17. Sonoma State University students admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; and $17 standard admission. "$5 Friends & Family Night" on select Thursdays feature $5 admission for all ticket buyers. SSU faculty and staff receive free admission at these performances.
TICKETS ONLINE: http://www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/productions/hummingbird.html
LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Ives Hall, Studio 76
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available.
PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
WEB SITE: https://www.sonoma.edu/tix