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The Grown-Up

The Grown-Up

UMBC Theatre presents The Grown-Up by Jordan Harrison, directed by Joseph Ritsch, in the Proscenium Theatre.

Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. As he moves through time, he realizes how quickly time escapes our grasp. Both poignant and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.

Thursday, April 6, 8 p.m. (opening night reception)
Friday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 14, 8 p.m. (alumni night and audience talk-back, see below)
Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m. (prospective student night, see below)
Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m. (free matinee for UMBC students)

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Please visit here to reserve seats.

Content Advisory: Strong language, talk about depression and drug use, and sexual situations.

Special Events

Alumni Night
Friday, April 14 at 7:15
Join us on Friday, April 14th at 7:15 p.m. for an alumni pre-reception featuring light refreshments and swag in the PAHB Atrium before the show begins at 8 p.m. Stick around after the show for a talk back with the cast and crew. Alumni tickets are $10.

Actor Talk-Back
Friday, April 14 immediately following the 8 p.m. performance, facilitated by theatre department chair Eve Muson.

Prospective Student Night
Saturday, April 15th at 7 p.m.
Interested in attending UMBC? Join us for the show, and be sure to arrive early (7 p.m.) to learn more about our program!
$5 tickets are available for Maryland high school teachers and students. Please visit here for additional information.

World premiere in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. THE GROWN-UP was commissioned and developed by Clubbed Thumb, and was supported by the 2012-13 Clubbed Thumb Writers Group. The Grown-Up is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Event Details

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, April 7, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, April 14, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


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