Three Shitty Sons


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March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
March 30, 2019, 2 p.m.
March 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

By Hannah Kenah 
Directed by Mason Rosenthal 

Three Shitty Sons is the story of three shitty sons who love the holidays, and in other news, they want their mother to hurry up and die already. Meanwhile, a frustrated narrator finds ways to insert herself into the family's dysfunction. This disheveled comedy is an homage to Our Town's theatrical examinations of life and afterlife.

The running time for Three Shitty Sons is 90 minutes with no intermission. 

Contains some mature content and mention of suicide and murder. 


March 14, 16, 27-29, 31 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

There will be no performances the week of Spring Break between March 18-22. 

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About the Playwright

Hannah Kenah is a playwright, performer and devising artist. She has been developing work with the Rude Mechs since 2008, most recently serving as the writer on Field Guide, which was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and premiered in their 2017-2018 season. She is also a company member with Salvage Vanguard Theater and recently did a workshop of her play Heaven Born Wind with artistic director Jenny Larson in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her play With Great Difficulty Alice Sits was selected as a semifinalist for the 2018 Relentless Award. Kenah is a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

About the Director

Mason Rosenthal is an original performance maker, director, actor and teacher from Skokie, Illinois. He co-directs the devised theatre company Lightning Rod Special (The Appointment premiering March 20 at FringeArts (Philadelphia) and the '16-'17 Obie Award-winning Underground Railroad Game currently on tour). He received a B.F.A. in Acting from New York University where he studied with The Atlantic Theater Company. Rosenthal was on faculty at The Atlantic from 2007 to 2011. In 2011 he moved to Philadelphia to be the Headlong Performance Institute's first teaching fellow. In 2017 he left for Austin where he is pursuing a M.F.A. in Performance as Public Practice with The University of Texas.

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