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ClarkArts presents ‘Big Black Balloon’ by Eljon Wardally ’03

March 23, 2022 @
7:00 p.m.
- March 27, 2022 @
4:00 p.m.
Eastern Time
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Clark’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “Big Black Balloon,” a new play by Clark alumna Eljon Wardally ’03.

Content Warning: Portrayals of disordered eating, self-harm, drug use, and possible death. 

  • Wednesday, March 23: 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 24: 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26: 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26: 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 27: 2 p.m.

All performances will be held in The Grind (University Center basement level)

“Big Black Balloon” explores the relationship between Henry and Cleo, two people whose insecurities trigger their imaginary friends to return and take over their lives. Set in a studio apartment in L.A., the city of celebrity also serves as a character, igniting the pressure to be beautiful and glamorous at all costs.

 

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Eljon Wardally ’03 is a playwright and screenwriter born in New York with Grenadian roots. She is a four-time O’Neill finalist, a MENA Sundance semi-finalist, and a Princess Grace Playwriting Award semi-finalist. Her film and web series, Docket 32357, has been featured in more than 45 festivals worldwide. Her most recent short, “Black Americanah for Sale,” was featured in Vanity Fair. She has scripted a number of commercials including “4 Us 2 Remember” for MLB and “Because of Them, We Can” for NYWIFT, and has produced content for MTV. Eljon received her MFA in Playwriting from Fordham/Primary Stages as part of its Inaugural class.

Jackie Davis is an actor, director, and choreographer working in theater, film, and television, primarily on the east coast. She can be seen as abolitionist Susan Robbins in the Columbia Pictures film “Little Women.” Notable theatre directing credits include “Paradise Blue,” “Ruined,” and “For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” Jackie is on the staff of Trinity Repertory Theatre’s Education Department as a teaching artist and a master teacher for their Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI). She is also part of the Movement Faculty for the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.

Please note: this event is open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and masked. No food or drink is permitted. Eventbrite tickets are required for entry and are available below.

Details

Start:
March 23, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.
End:
March 27, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

Venue

The Grind, Higgins University Center
950 Main Street
Worcester, 01610 United States
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Sponsor

Clark Arts
Phone:
508-793-7356
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