Department of Communication Studies

CONVICT, Interpreters Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2013

CONVICT, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., Interpreters Theatre, 40 Lang Hall,

Conceived, Written, and Directed by Joshua Hamzehee

The U.S. represents less than 5% of the world's population, yet it also contains nearly a quarter of its imprisoned populations, leading many to proclaim that we live in an age of incarceration.  Set in a modern American prison cell, CONVICT follows the experiences of Cyrus, a single father convicted of murder under extenuating circumstances, and explores the liminal space between guilt and innocence, our expectations of masculinity, and our overcrowded penal system's tendency to punish rather than rehabilitate.  Through laughter, poignant moments, and non-traditional theatre techniques, CONVICT highlights the humanity of the prisoner and asks: is it time for a change?

Free Admisssion, but come early for limited seating.