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"9 Circles" opens Feb. 27

02/21/2013

The Miami University department of theatre presents “9 Circles”, by Bill Cain, at 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2 and at 2 p.m. March 2-3 in Studio 88, Center for Performing Arts.

“9 Circles” tells the story of a young and disturbed Daniel Reeves, on trial for his life for war crimes committed during his tour in Iraq. Structured after Dante’s Inferno and based on the true-life story of Private Stephen Dale Green, the play traces the journey of Reeves through the post-traumatic mind of a soldier and his descent into darkness.

Playwright Cain garnered the American Theatre Critics’ Association/Steinberg Award in two consecutive years for his last two plays, “Equivocation” and “9 Circles.” In addition to being a playwright, Cain is also a Jesuit priest.

Brendan Monte, theatre major, plays the role of private Daniel Reeves.
Brendan Monte, theatre major, plays the role of private Daniel Reeves.
The production is directed by Sarah Saddler, second-year graduate student in theatre.

A panel discussion, "Americans in Iraq: Understanding the Consequences," will be held prior to the show’s opening at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Studio 88. Panelists include Staff Sergeant Stefan Endicott and U.S. Marine Leo Anderson along with members of the theatre faculty and Saddler.

Tickets, $6 students, $8 seniors and $9 adults, are available at the Miami box office, 529-3200.

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