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Back Story

Thu., Oct. 31, 2013 7:30 p.m. - Sat., Nov. 9, 2013 11:00 p.m.

Location: Shu-Box Theatre

Back Story opens October 31st and runs from October 31-November 2 and November 6-9. The show starts at 7:30pm.

Back Story is a play written in 19 scenes by 18 playwrights, and directed by Kathryn Bracht. It illuminates various episodes in the young lives of Ainsley and Ethan Belcher. When Ethan is born in the worst blizzard of the century, his two-year-old sister, Ainsley, nearly sacrifices a toe trying to clear a path for the baby's arrival. That inital gesture of devotion blossoms into a tale of sibling loyalty, rivalry, and love that spans two decades.

Inspired by Joan Ackermann's narrative Back Story, each of the 18 playwrights in this collective creation puts a distinctive spin on Ainsley's and Ethan's amusing and poignant struggles with life, each other, and the phantom dad who left them for the wilds of Alaska.


Adults: $15.00
Students/Seniors: $10.00

Free to U of R students with Student ID.