Department of Theatre and Dance to Present "American Airborne"

By Kelli Bocock-Natale

Release Date: January 29, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present a faculty workshop production of "American Airborne" Feb. 7-10 in the Rehearsal Workshop, Room B83, in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. Performance times will be 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Written by Douglas Delaney, "American Airborne" tells the story of three women from different socioeconomic backgrounds who find themselves together in a court-ordered detox facility, while they serve out sentences for a variety of crimes that they have committed under the influence of alcohol.

The play first was produced as a one-act production in 1988 under the auspices of Working Stages, a New York City theater company dedicated to the development of new American plays. Since then, "American Airborne" has been produced across the country, most recently by the Renegade Theatre Company in Lawrence, Kansas.

The production will be directed by Greg Natale and will feature a student cast.

Tickets for "American Airborne" are $5 and are available from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday the Center for the Arts Box Office and at all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information call 645-ARTS.