The Good Times Are Killing Me

Fall 2012

Lynda Barry
Directed by: Susan Russell - Professor


November 8, 9, 10, 12 at 7:30 P.M. November 11 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.
Kline Theatre

 

Barry's play, a semi-autobiographical comedic drama, “brilliantly captures the goofy sweet-seriousness of kids on the brink of adulthood. I hope the audience will laugh a lot and maybe cry a little too. It's just that kind of play,” director and theatre arts Prof. Susan Russell said. “I call it a 'poignant comedy'. The two main characters, Edna and Bonna, are twelve-year-old girls, and as such, they do a lot of goofy kid things. But it's also poignant because they're trying to negotiate the world of the mid-1960s when society is being rocked by forces way larger than themselves.”

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