Directing Thesis: Far Away

Columbia University School of the Arts presents Far Away, a directing thesis production by current student Sam Gibbs.

Far Away is a thriller about the end of the world and the dark deeds that bring it about. We watch three scenes from the life of a young woman named Joan–in the first, she’s questioning her aunt in the middle of the night about witnessing a disturbing scene in the garden shed. By the third, the whole world is at war, with ants fighting crocodiles fighting Latvian dentists. This timely, hilarious, and absurdist tragedy asks the question: what can we do to stem the rising tide of violence around us? And what dark scenes arise from just “going along with it?” Far Away is closer than we think.

Far Away is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Thursday, March 28 @ 8pm
Friday, March 29 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 30 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 30 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 31 @ 2pm

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Event Contact Information:
Lauren Weigel


Mar 31 2024


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street