From April 18 through 28, the Department of Theatre presents Incorruptible (“A Dark Comedy About the Dark Ages”) by Michael Hollinger, directed by Colette Searls, associate professor of Theatre.
Part farce, part grotesque sitcom, Incorruptible takes us to Medieval times Monty Python-style.
Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D., where the dark ages are looking pretty dark. The river flooded again last week, the chandler’s shop just burned to the ground, and the skeletal relics of Saint Foy–patron of the local monastery–hasn’t produced a miracle in thirteen years. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely lure more pilgrims, and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy–and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
Wednesday, April 18th, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, April 19th, 4 pm (free performance for UMBC students, faculty and staff)
Friday, April 20th, 8 pm (opening night)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2 pm
Thursday, April 26th, 8 pm
Friday, April 27th, 8 pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2 pm
All performances in the UMBC Theatre. $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for the preview.
To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Patrons who would prefer to pay by cash or check at will call may make a reservation through the online Theatre Box Office or by calling 410-455-2476.