At the end of his life, Shakespeare examines his conscience to evaluate his contributions as an artist, his moral and social responsibilities and whether he has lived with integrity. He is also a keen observer of his times, and must examine his world in light of its moral and social actions. What conclusions must be drawn after one witnesses life?
Edward Bond asks questions in BINGO that challenge us to answer. For his part, he answers, "I wrote Bingo because I think the contradictions in Shakespeare's life are similar to the contradictions in us. He was a "corrupt seer" and we are a "barbarous civilization." Because of that our society could destroy itself... if we are to survive we have only two possible futures. Firstly, as technological ants engineered from birth to fit into a rigid society. Or secondly, as people who live consistently by the values that are a part of their nature."
Written by Edward Bond
Bingo is produced by arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.
A Staged Reading
Thursday, November 3rd 2005 @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 4th 2005 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5th 2005 @ 8:00pm
Sunday November 6th 2005 @ 2:00pm
Straughn Auditorium - Mansfield University
Adults - $5
Seniors & Children - $4
MU Students with ID - $2
Directed & Designed by Andrew Longoria
The directors would like to thank the numerous MU students, faculty and staff, alumni, and members of the community for helping to make our productions possible. Not only are they a collaboration between departments, but rather a partnership between Mansfield University, the Borough of Mansfield and the surrounding community.
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