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Threshold – Inspired by The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR): “Threshold” is a New Play inspired by the classic Nigerian novel “Palm Wine Drinkard” by Nigerian Author Amos Tutuola (was written in 1946, first published in 1952), opens Thursday, April 17th at the Modlin Center, University of Richmond.

The story directed by Chuck Mike, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre director, producer and social activist and Assistant Professor at The University of Richmond is about a privileged young village lay-about who spends his days drinking palm wine with his friends, when his palm wine maker dies, he goes on a journey, encountering terrifying, fantastical and transforming experiences along the way. The Palm Wine Drinkard gradually learns to take responsibility for himself, his family and community.

“Threshold” plays Thursday, April 17 – Saturday, April 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday April 20th at 2pm in the Alice Jepson Theatre. Adult tickets $15, Seniors $14, Students $10, UR employee $13 and children 12 & under $8 and can be purchased a the Modlin Box Office, http://modlin.richmond.edu/ or call 804-287-6681.

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