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May 12, 2005

Theater undergrads present ‘Family of Mann’

The Undergraduate Theater Society will present The Family of Mann, Theresa Rebeck’s biting comedy about television, May 19–22 in the Cabaret Theater.


The Family of Mann involves a young writer who learns that comedy can be a grim business when she gets a job working on a television sitcom. Her colleagues insist that the show is both decent and real, while their own world descends into a ferocious madness. The Family of Mann hilariously questions who and what are invited into homes when the television is turned on.


Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with a midnight show on Saturday. Tickets for the show are $5 and will be available at 7 p.m. on performance nights.