THE DECEMBER PROJECT is a highly entertaining, creative, thought-provoking show, well deserving its packed house and standing ovation. Even those of us who are far from millennials can relate, and maybe appreciate it in a different way since we have experienced a significant chunk of life PRE-smart phone, email, internet.
Beginning in September, Director/Choreographer Kellyn Uhl led this group of nine-plus excellent actors, in developing this script from scratch, based on what is relevant to their lives. The result is an energetic, visceral performance that is very timely and fresh, funny and provocative.
In the press release, Uhl explains “…we were gathered together in one big circle…asking enormous questions: What drives us to create and why? Is it our duty as artists to reflect the times? When given the gifts of stage and audience – what do we long to say and how?"
Dramaturg Dan Smith states, "The December Project aims to offer hope in the technological winter of social media.” It portrays a group of people starting in a support group for smart-phone addiction, then leaping to vastly varied vignettes, each offering surprises and remarkable choreography/acrobatics to illustrate myriad aspects of our relationship to technology.
Performances continue in the Studio 60 Theatre in the MSU Auditorium.
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00pm
*Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm
* Director Pre-Show Discussion, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:15.
Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office; 1.800.WHARTON; www.whartoncenter.com.
Box office at the Studio 60 Theatre is on the Farm Lane end of the Auditorium building and opens 1 hour prior to each performance with house doors opening 30 minutes prior. Studio 60 is in the basement, beyond the Arena theatre. They have helpful signs posted.
General Admission $13. Seniors and Faculty $11. Students $10.