'Bad Touch' by Joyce Carol Oates

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

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  • UCSB Art Design and Architecture Museum

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An irreverent, outspoken, & deeply idealistic young woman moves to the Midwest to begin a new life teaching in the "heartland"--but her unbridled tongue & sense of humor get her in trouble. Where integrity is interpreted as a threat to the community -- how can Hypathia Applebaum prevail?

In addition to her career as a writer of novels, short stories, critical essays and poetry which have earned for her a National Book Award, a National President’s Medal in the Humanities, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of plays that have been produced in the United States, France, Italy, and Canada (Quebec) at such venues as the Humana Festival of New American Plays (Louisville, KY), the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Theatre J (Washington, D.C.), McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ), L.A. Theatre Works, and Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA), and elsewhere. Her work has also appeared in the Edinburgh and New York City Fringe festivals.  Plays by Joyce Carol Oates are available at Samuel French, Inc.

This program is supported by the UCSB Summer Sessions Cultural Enrichment Grant.


Joyce Carol Oates