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Poison of Choice by William Cunningham

World Premiere

It's the season of giving! Help support Salem State's toy drives for the Salem Public Schools and the Department of Children and Families and get a free ticket for the December 8 or 9 performance of Poison of Choice! Bring an unwrapped toy to the box office, receive a free ticket and brighten a young person's day!?

Poison of Choice places the audience inside a graphic novel in a world that reeks of political corruption, sex, murder, addiction, and plenty of moral ambiguity. Author Alan Lubeck is trying desperately to get his mind out of the world of the graphic novel he has created, Terror Cell. He accepts a job from an old friend and finds himself in a world that mirrors that of his graphic novel and soon Alan doesn’t know which world he is in, the real or the imagined. With a splash of the Shakespearean and the flavor of film-noir, Poison of Choice presents a kind of “creative madness”. If you’ve been thinking lately, “Has the world gone mad or is it just me?” this evening of theatre may help you find the answer.

Written and directed by William Cunningham. 

December 6–8, 7:30 pm
December 9, 2 pm

Prelude conversation about the show on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center Rehearsal Room, located on the 2nd floor.

Salem Night is December 8! Salem residents admitted free with ID.

Tickets: $20 general/$15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and above. Under 18, free.

Salem State students admitted free with ID.

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When 9:30pm
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan

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