“The Search” by UB’s Kyle Minor in New York, December 14

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A staged reading of The Search, a new play by University of Bridgeport professor E. Kyle Minor, will be held on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre for the New City in Manhattan.

Three college professors, two veterans and one young, seek to replace a beloved colleague whose recent suicide devastates his colleagues, especially his husband, Peter Blyth, who chairs the search committee as well as the English Department. As their process unfolds, the characters discover exactly what they seek in themselves and each other, questioning their biases, belief systems and roles in higher education.

“It’s based on things I’m familiar with,” said Mr. Minor, who teaches dramatic composition and drama at the UB. “It looks at prejudices, some of which you might not have thought about: ageism, racism, differing opinions about the role of higher education, old school versus new school.”

The cast features John Hillner, Aaron Kaplan and Eileen Lawless under the direction of Mr. Minor. Jenny Lynch is stage manager.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu

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