Breakout

Part of the New American Playwrights Project

By Dan Borengasser
Directed by Quinn Mattfeld

August 15, 16, and 28 at 10 a.m.
In the Auditorium Theatre

Twenty Seven

 

About the Play Breakout

“Roach” Rhinowsky and Russell Sloan share a jail cell, but they don’t agree on much. Then the prison adopts a theatre program as a form of rehabilitation, and the two concoct a shared goal. They decide the play the inmates will produce, Hamlet, will be the perfect distraction for a breakout. However the play soon worms into their psyches, and they both discover that a 400-year-old play can still pack quite a wallop.

 

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About the Playwright

Dan Borengasser has written numerous award-winning stage plays and screenplays. A number of his stage plays have been produced and/or received staged readings. Three (A.R@UNI.GOV, The Kindness Of Strangers and Sense & Insensibility) have been published. Three of his short screenplays, as well as a feature length film he helped write, The Donor Conspiracy, have been produced. Three of his radio plays have also been produced and broadcast on KUSF Radio in San Francisco, Broadcast Services for the Blind, the Shoestring Radio Theatre website, and the Public Radio Satellite System.

 

 

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