Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead

By Eric Bogosian

Directed by Tim Hamilton

Exploring a slew of social questions, MFA Acting candidate Whitney Derendinger presents this daring one-man show as he creates a bevy of characters. From the homeless panhandler to the eccentric millionaire, the political radio show host to the stand-up comic, this piece challenges the actor and the audience to really ask the question, "Where do I stand?"

Bogosian's work, critically acclaimed at its first performance in 1994, is shockingly accurate for our times and political atmosphere. Politics, race, social obligation and responsibility . . . the questions being wrestled with a decade ago still ring true today.

Tickets are free, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Seats can be reserved at poundingnailstickets@gmail.com.

Produced by UW Madison MFA Acting Program at 4010 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

Performances: February 2-4, 2012

Performance Times: Thursday, February 2nd through Saturday, February 4th. Doors open at 7:10, with the show starting at 7:30 each night.

Ticket Prices: Free

Call poundingnailstickets@gmail.com for reservations or more information.

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