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TAR BEACH by Tammy Ryan
Feb. 2–4, 2024
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center LaCroix Black Box Theatre
Audience advisory: contains strong language and depictions of domestic violence
$16 (plus taxes and fees)
Rush Tickets Available
It is July 1977. Son of Sam is on the loose and New York City is in the midst of a brutal heat wave. Sixteen-year-old Mary Claire and her best friend Mary Francis start that day sunning themselves on the roof of a Queens, New York row house. Younger sister Reenie is searching for her lost Greek Mythology class project, while their parents are consumed by the battles of their troubled marriage. The boy-crazy Marys hatch a plan to stay out all night, but an overstressed electrical grid leads to a city-wide blackout and a sudden loss of innocence.
Produced by special arrangement with Gurman Agency LLC.