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The Science of Leaving Omaha

By Carter Lewis

Directed by Andrea Urice

Iris is working the night shift at the Belladonna Funeral Home when Baker breaks in to say farewell to his wife, who recently died in a bungled robbery.  As they sort through the comedic rubble of their young lives, they discover a mutual yearning to escape. Will they make a run for it before they lose their last chance to leave Omaha behind?

November 18, 19 & 20* at 8 p.m.
November 20 & 21 at 2 p.m.
A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre

*ASL interpretation for the Saturday, November 20, 2021 production is provided by Lo’s Communicate Plus LLC.

Originally commissioned and produced by Performing Arts Department, Washington University in St. Louis.

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Tickets are FREE for all WashU Full-time undergraduate and graduate students and University College students who have been admitted into a degree program. 

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