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Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program and Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art present a play reading of:

By Andrea Thome
Directed by May Adrales
Monday, November 6, 2017 / Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University Campus 

Two young sisters living in Reagan-era Wisconsin create imaginary worlds to make sense of their Chilean parents’ exile and troubled marriage. Eight-year-old Gaby escapes to make-believe Closetland, while twelve-year-old Beny dreams of fighting fascists like their revolutionary Uncle Ingnacio, whose arrival in their home inspires the sisters and exacerbates the tension between mom and dad. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking polar bears, and fighting Nazis, the girls discover that sometimes you can’t make adults face the truth and that even revolutions can betray you.

Monday, November 6, 2017 / Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University Campus

6:30pm: pre-show conversation with playwright
7:00pm: play reading 

Free admission and open to the public. 

First-come, first-served parking available in Marquette University Campus Lot J (accessed from N. 11th St. between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street), in Marquette University’s Wells Street parking structure (Wells between 11th St. and 13th St.), or in metered spaces on Clybourn Street between 12th St. and 15th St.

The Haggerty Museum of Art is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The Haggerty Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Connecticut-based artist Rick Shaefer’s The Refugee Trilogy, will serve as backdrop to the reading.  The Refugee Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings that employ the visual language of Baroque painting to express, in a language both familiar and historical, the plight of contemporary refugees. 

The exhibition is organized by the Fairfield University Art Museum. Support for this exhibition and accompanying programs is generously provided by the Nelson Goodman Endowment Fund, the Frederick A. and Mary Ellen Muth Program Endowment, the Marc and Lillian Rojtman Old Masters Lecture Series Endowment Fund, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.