Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, María Irene Fornés describes her play, “Mud”,
as “an example of what is possible.” Mirroring the impoverished and lonely conditions
in the human mind, the West Virginia University
School of Theatre & Dance’s
season opening production explores the struggle of climbing out of the situation
we are born into. Come witness the telling of this incredible and chillingly
close to home story Sept. 27-Oct. 6 at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.
“Mud”, first performed in 1983, tells the story of Mae, an impoverished young woman
who is working hard to get out of her situation. She is constantly being brought
down by her counterpart, Lloyd, a young man content to stay in his situation.
Into their world steps Henry, a man whom Mae looks up to because of his knowledge
and experience in the world (albeit only a slightly more learned that she). Henry
comes to stay at Mae’s, but suddenly becomes one more tether tying her to her
place in the mud.