Play fulfills hunger for mystery theater
Triton College's Performing Arts
Department will launch their spring theater season with "Hungry Ghosts" by
M.E.H. Lewis, playing Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.
Ghosts" follows Alice, a forensic anthropologist, on a mission to recover the
remains of fallen American soldiers in Vietnam. The child of a Vietnamese woman
and an American serviceman who is adopted by an American couple after Operation Baby
Lift during the war, Alice is also searching for answers about her own identity. In a small rural village in Quang Tri Province, she uncovers the ghosts of a
wounded nation and her own past.
M. E. H. Lewis is an award-winning
American playwright working in the Chicago and national theater scene and a
resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her many honors include the Julie
Harris Award for her first play, "Charms for Protection;" a Joseph Jefferson Award
for Best New Work; two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships; three Ragdale
Foundation Residencies; a Tremain Grant; and the FutureFest Outstanding
"Hungry Ghosts" is the second annual production of
The Emerging Voices Project, which was created to contribute to the development of new
work in the Chicago theater scene and to bring opportunities to the Triton
College community to work with professional playwrights.
is $12 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty/staff and seniors.
production plays at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March
2, in the Cox Auditorium, located in the Fine Arts Building (J Building).
For more information or to reserve tickets, call (708) 456-0300, Ext.
6932 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment