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The Captive

When Irene refuses to leave Paris, citing a dubious romantic attachment, her father’s worst suspicions don’t scratch the surface. In this modern adaptation of a play ahead of its time, a woman struggles against her passion; a love she cannot escape and yet dares not speak.

"The Captive" by French playwright Edouard Bourdet was among the first Broadway plays to deal with lesbianism and caused a scandal in New York City. The play was shut down after 160 performances and prompted the adoption of a state law dealing with obscenity. (Wikipedia)

Directed by Augustana senior Keenan Ellis.

Tickets are available online, by phone or at the door.


Black Box

Brunner Theatre Center

3750 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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$10; or $7 for seniors; $5 for Augustana employees and non-Augustana students; free to Augustana students


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