The Bourgeois Pig
a new play
by Brighde Mullins
directed by Beth Schachter
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2012
For mature audiences.
It’s 1978 Los Angeles, and the Riley family is trying hard to hang on—to their hopes and to each other—in the face of serious dysfunction. Jack, the father, is a brilliant but damaged former war photographer-turned-reluctant paparazzi who never really came back from Vietnam. His ex-wife Francie hasn’t quite given up on an acting career that began (and pretty much ended) with an appearance on Laugh-In eight years before. Older daughter Riley is in her first year at UCLA, awakening to intellectual exploration and her attraction to women. Her sister Colette struggles with the pressure of her mother’s expectation that she grow up thin and beautiful, and find the success that Francie never had.
Named for a notorious paparazzi hang out spot in LA, The Bourgeois Pig explores the power of image—on the page and in the public eye. Muhlenberg is proud to partner with an award-winning playwright and 2012 Guggenheim Fellow to present this exciting new play.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
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