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IN THIS FICTIONAL TOWN, THE CONSEQUENCES OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING ARE ALL TOO REAL

February 20, 2018 College of Arts and Humanities | School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Jennifer Barclay’s “Ripe Frenzy” could be considered prescient if the event it describes wasn’t so depressingly routine.

<p> By Christopher Wallenberg | <a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/02/20/this-fictional-town-consequences-school-shooting-are-all-too-real/EwAYDh6Lo4NNSGTeT3r3jK/story.html">The Boston Globe</a></p><p> "For playwrights, it’s usually thrilling when their work ends up resonating with issues playing out in the news of the day. But Jennifer Barclay would prefer that her new drama “Ripe Frenzy” didn’t feel as relevant and raw as it does at this very moment. That’s because the story centers on a woman grappling with the seismic aftermath of a school shooting — an event that’s become depressingly routine in America."</p><p> Read the complete review of "Ripe Frenzy," written by Assistant Professor of Theatre <a href="http://tdps.umd.edu/faculty/jennifer-barclay">Jennifer Barclay</a>, in the<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/02/20/this-fictional-town-consequences-school-shooting-are-all-too-real/EwAYDh6Lo4NNSGTeT3r3jK/story.html"> Boston Globe</a>.</p><p> Photo: Director Bridget Kathleen O’Leary (right) works with actor Veronica Duerr, who plays Zoe, during a rehearsal of “Ripe Frenzy.” (Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe)</p>