Time: 7:30pm CST November 9
Location: Wartburg Auditorium
Carthage Theatre’s New Play Initiative is thrilled to welcome award-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member, director, and playwright Eric Simonson back to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of “Up and Away” November 9-17 in the Wartburg Theatre. Set in rural Wisconsin, budding YouTube stars Madison and Clara strive mightily to escape their dead-end, impoverished lives. Instead, they get caught in a tangle of desire and opioid addiction. Told in a fractured and non-chronological fashion, this black comedy touches on current issues of immigration, social media stardom, drugs, and the timeless quest for the American Dream. This freshly commissioned work by Eric Simonson is the 10th installment in Carthage’s New Play Initiative. An ensemble member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Mr. Simonson previously wrote “Honest” to launch the initiative in 2009. He is currently a writer and producer on “The Man in the High Castle” and “Homecoming”, both Amazon original shows. Broadway writing credits include the hit play “Lombardi” and “The Song of Jacob Zulu”, which was nominated for six Tony awards. His list of accolades includes an Oscar for Best Documentary (Short).
Tickets are required for entry. To reserve tickets, visit www.carthage.edu/tickets.