, U.Va.

The Niceties

by Eleanor Burgess

Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
Ruth Caplin Theatre

When ambitious young African-American student Zoe sits down with her esteemed white professor to discuss a paper she is writing about the American Revolution, discussions of grammar and Google quickly give way to explosive exchanges about race, history, and power. As the passion rises, so do the stakes, as both women become entrenched in their positions, and allow us to see the dangers of the way we talk to each other today, the way we listen, and what happens when we don’t.

This play deals with race and power involving adult situations and strong language, we encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material. Call the box office for specific information about any show in the season.

There will be a fifteen-minute intermission. 

Presenting Sponsors: 
Media Sponsors: 
Date on Calendar: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Performance Dates: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thank you to our 2019 Sustaining and Season Sponsors