Play at Performing Arts Center Offers a Virtual Trip Across America

Maria Murillo, Staff Writer 

Want to take a road trip through the American landscape from the comfort of your home? A play by Charles Mee and directed by Patrick Santoro will be streaming live from April 8 to 10.  

The event will take place virtually, according to the GSU Center of Performing Arts announcement page, “in a play made in the manner in which one of America’s greatest artists, Robert Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a painter: a collage of people and places and music and dancing, of love stories, picnics, business schemes, shootings, chicken jokes and of the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their life as they go.”   

According to critic Tim Treanor, bobrauschenbergAMERICA is “about what it’s like to live in a free country, where you can see what you want, even if it’s wrong, and say what you want, even if it’s stupid.” 

The prices of the tickets are $6, $17, and $29. Although the arts should be accessible to all, please pay what you can; the prices are per household and include processing and handling fees. 

Below you will find the times of the play and the link to obtain your ticket.  

April 8 at 7:30 PM https://www.govst.edu/bob48tickets.aspx  

April 9 at 7:30 pm https://www.govst.edu/bob49tickets.aspx  

April 10 at 7:30 pm https://www.govst.edu/About/Center_for_Performing_Arts/All_Events_by_Date/bobrauschenbergamerica_April_10_at_7-30_PM/ 
Do you want to learn more about Charles L. Mee or the play? Visit www.charlesmee.org to learn more about his (re)making project. Mee also provides free and open access to the scripts of his plays to anyone who is interested. 

If you have any questions please call (708) 235- 2222.  

BobrauschenbergAmerica cast are:  

Thea Anderson—Susan 

Rey Andujar—Allen 

Michael DePriest Reed—Becker 

Rachel Kim—Wilson 

Ronald McDowell—Carl 

Samantha Patti—Phil’s Girl 

Chuck Salvatore—Phil, the Trucker 

Faiz Siddique—Bob, the Pizza Boy 

Janina Simone—Bob’s Mom 

Zowie Trudeau—Roller Girl