Vanderbilt theatre season opens with play about abortion; Keely and Du opens Sept. 28 at Neely Auditorium

A pregnant woman is kidnapped outside an abortion clinic and held prisoner – chained to a bed – in an attempt to force her to deliver a baby.

That’s the volatile premise of Keely and Du, the first production of the 2007-08 season of Vanderbilt University Theatre. The production written by Jane Martin will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. More performances follow at 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. The director is Jon Hallquist, associate professor of theatre and co-director of Vanderbilt University Theatre.

General admission tickets cost $8. Vanderbilt graduate students may buy tickets for $5 with Vanderbilt ID and undergraduates get free admission. To reserve seats, telephone 615-322-2404 or e-mail

Keely and Du won the 1994 American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It walks a fine line of presenting both sides of the abortion issue in a balanced fashion.

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

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