Matinee on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Studio Theater, LH 115
Admission $5.00; students $3.00 at the door
Limbo: a state of oblivion, confinement, or transition. Five long-lost Catholic school friends meet unexpectedly in a Bronx bar, now at 32, in his and her own state of limbo. Savage in Limbo is a smart, witty look at the lives of five Irish and Italian Americans who grew up in the Bronx, and their search to break free of the limitations of their respective cultures and upbringings. A virgin, a promiscuous mother, and an alcoholic would-be nun collide with an "Italian stallion" who wants to date ugly women, and a man named Murk in a world that is ready to burst open at the seams. Famous for his 1987 Academy Award winning screenplay Moonstruck and his 2005 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, John Patrick Shanley delves deep into the hopes, desires, and disappointments of life in the Bronx. Savage in Limbo can be seen as a metaphor for the changes occurring in the Bronx itself during the late 1960s through the early 1980s.