published Thursday, February 20th, 2014

'Tragedy' strikes at Lee - Feb. 20-24

A play that satirizes the conventions of broadcast news is next in the Lee University Theatre season. "Tragedy: A Tragedy" will be presented in five performances: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Feb. 20-22; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

Written by Will Eno, "Tragedy: A Tragedy" is an absurdist comedy calling into question society's obsession with breaking news and the role played by the media. It is directed by associate professor of theater Dr. Christine Williams.

"This play is very different from our normal fare, and we are excited to work on the challenge of an absurdist piece that, while entertaining, will also provoke some discussion," says Williams. "The play pokes fun at our obsession with 24-hour news, but in doing so, asks us to question how we understand what happens in our world."

The play will be performed in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre inside the Vest Building on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students. The box office will be open 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Dixon Center and one hour before shows at the EMC.

For more information, call 423-614-8343, email or visit

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