Gustavus’ Anderson Theatre Presents MR. BUNDY

Posted on October 8th, 2004 by

In towns and cities like St. Peter which host a security hospital or minimum security prison, questions regarding the security of the citizens of the community are not unusual. These questions, and the rumors which inevitably surround them, range from the rights of convicted sex offenders or other prisoners who have served their sentences and been released, to the rights and security of the members of any community. With the tragic stories of the deaths of young women like Dru Sjodin and the memory of 9/11 etched into our collective experience, the way we answer questions of individual rights may be either completely or subtly changed. Fear and the reaction of “not in my backyard” are more often heard than in the past. How do we protect ourselves and our families while preserving the essence of our American way of life.

These questions prompted Gustavus theatre director Robert Gardner to include MR. BUNDY in this season’s productions in Anderson Theatre. “MR. BUNDY shows us an ordinary, upper-middle class American family faced with a perceived threat to its most vulnerable member. How should it react? How does it react and what are the consequences of that reaction?”

Anderson Theatre and Director Robert Gardner present Jane Martin’s MR. BUNDY October 14 – 17. Performances begin at 8:00 p .m. October 14 – 16 and at 2:00 p.m. October 17 in Anderson Theatre on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter. The audience is invited to remain for a discussion with the cast and director following each performance.

Tickets may be reserved by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590 or purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance.

 

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