‘Getting Out’ premiers Nov. 4 at Vanderbilt, Marsha Norman play follows a convict’s struggles after prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Getting Out, the story of a woman trying to move on with her life after prison, debuts Nov. 4 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.

“Getting Out, at its core, is about a woman’s battle to forgive her past self,” said Adrienne Day, director of the production and a Vanderbilt Department of Theatre student. “What makes this play unique is that her past takes physical form in a second actress who plays the same character at earlier times in her life.

“This allows the audience to directly witness the struggle, and finally, the reunification, of Arlene and her younger self, Arlie.”

Getting Out will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. Admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for graduate and professional students, and free for undergraduates with Vanderbilt identification. Tickets may be reserved by calling 615-322-2404.

Norman won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Night Mother.

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS

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