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    The Department of Theatre and Dance proudly presents the poignant and sometimes funny drama, Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan.

     Set in 1963, Eclipsed captures a unique time in history when conservative ideals are on the cusp of falling away as a new generation defines its morals and values – trapped between the old and the new are the women and babies in the story. Based on the real-life hardships and tragedies of Magdalene laundries run by the Roman Catholic Church to correct the behaviors of “fallen women”, Eclipsed, tells a story of suffering as ideals and meet reality. Appropriately, our society finds itself in a similar place today as legislation affecting reproductive rights and childcare are priority news stories today. This parity makes lessons and questions offered up in the play important ideas to reflect upon for modern audiences. Sure to strike a chord, this play is a great selection to close our fall 2021 theatre season as its lessons will leave all audience members with something to be grateful for as we depart campus for the holiday break. 

     Eclipsed will run Friday, December 10th – Tuesday, December 14th in the Lupin Theatre located in the Dixon Performing Arts Center Annex on Tulane University campus. Performances will be at 7:30pm with an additional matinee performance on Saturday, December 11th at 2pm. There will be a talkback following the performance on Monday, December 13th with the designers for the show and the director. Audience members attending the talkback can expect a robust conversation – please allow 30 -40 minutes for discussion. Tickets for this performance will go on sale on Monday, November 15th, 2021. Student tickets (those under 18 and those with university IDs) will be $14/per person and Patron tickets (18+ without a student ID) will be $21/per person. The general public is encouraged to attend along with the Tulane University community. Face masks and proof of vaccination will be required to enter.

Please be advised that this performance is best suited for those aged 13+.

Department of Theatre and Dance

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7598613