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Seaver College Fine Arts Division to Present Futureproof

Seaver College Fine Arts Division - Pepperdine UniversityThe Fine Arts Division at Seaver College will present their production of Fringe First winner Futureproof by Lynda Radley at Lindhurst Theatre in Malibu on Tuesday, September 24 through Friday, September 27, at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, September 28, at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. A talkback with the actors and director will be held after the Wednesday performance.

In a desperate attempt to keep his company afloat, Robert Riley, owner of Riley's Odditorium, tries out a new marketing strategy: Will audiences pay to see his company of genuine wonders become just like them? This band of traveling performers have to decide if they want to fit in or stand out in this incredibly insightful play about identity and the capacities of the human spirit.

Cathy Thomas-Grant, professor of theatre and the divisional dean of the Fine Arts Division at Seaver College, will direct the student cast, which will feature Nate Bartoshuk, Lauren Burton, Sara Eakman, Alexander Kolm, Bri Lawrence, Clayton Mattingly, and Julia Pankow.

“Lynda writes with style, humor, and poetic passion. This poignant, funny and incredibly insightful play is about a family of misfits that the world has left behind,” explained Thomas-Grant. “For me the play is about the difference between self-directed change and something that’s imposed on you from the outside. What steps do you have to take to make yourself relevant to an audience? What happens when you become a stranger to yourself and give up your individuality?”

This play portrays sensitive topics, such as eating disorders and body image. Late seating will not be allowed. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students. For additional information about the performances, visit the Center for the Arts website.