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Education Opens @ 59E59 Theaters

World Premiere of Brian Dykstra’s thought provoking new play, Education, focuses on the escalating fallout from a high school student’s confrontational art project.

March 14,2018: Theater provocateur Brian Dykstra returns to 59E59 Theaters with Education, an engaging new play about free-speech, directed by Margarett Perry. When a high school student, Max, is suspended for attempting to burn an American flag for an art project, he colludes with his girlfriend Bekka, a slam poet, to get back at the authorities. As the two students, played by Wesley T. Jones and Jane West, fight to express themselves, they wreak havoc on the small Ohio town with their extreme actions.

Director Margarett Perry, Playwright Brian Dykstra

World Premiere of Brian Dykstra’s thought provoking new play, Education, focuses on the escalating fallout from a high school student’s confrontational art project.

March 14,2018:  Theater provocateur Brian Dykstra returns to 59E59 Theaters with Education, an engaging new play about free-speech, directed by Margarett Perry. When a high school student, Max, is suspended for attempting to burn an American flag for an art project, he colludes with his girlfriend Bekka, a slam poet, to get back at the authorities. As the two students, played by Wesley T. Jones and Jane West, fight to express themselves, they wreak havoc on the small Ohio town with their extreme actions.

If the production doesn’t always serve the play, the evening, nonetheless, is a smart and witty look a timely topic sure to generate much debate. Follow #ArtIsActivism on Twitter and Instagram to take part in the conversation taking place both on and off stage.

Produced by the Sanguine Theatre Company, the cast also features Matthew Boston, Bruce Faulk, and Elizabeth Meadows Rouse.

 Education is now playing at 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 8. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Single tickets are $25 – $35 ($24.40 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

Photography: Barry Gordin

Jane West, Wesley T. Jones
Elizabeth Meadows Rouse, Bruce Faulk, Matthew Boston
Elysabeth Kleinhans (President/Founding Artistic Director)
Wesley T. Jones, Elizabeth Meadows Rouse, Jane West, Bruce Faulk, Matthew Boston
Director Margarett Perry, Wesley T. Jones, Jane West, Elizabeth Meadows Rouse, Playwright Brian Dykstra, Bruce Faulk, Matthew Boston