Nothing Sacred

By George F. Walker

Directed By Chris Johnson

7:30 pm November 8-11, 14-18

2pm November 12

Talk back follows November 14 performance

Tickets: $18, $12 Students and Seniors

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance.

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“There’s always a risk meddling in other people’s affairs

Rebels, Punks, or Anarchists – every age has them — even 19th century Russia. Arkady Kirsanov is a fresh college graduate with a head full of new ideas and a nihilistic best friend, Bazarov, leading the way. Ready to tear down the old to make way for the new, the two commence their mission at the Kirsanov’s estate. Yet on returning home, Arkady discovers the family farm teetering, the peasants muttering discontent, the bailiff beating anyone he can lay his hands on, and his father bashfully in love with a servant. While Arkady is trying to keep the pieces of his family together, Bazarov is determined to blow everything apart. Will their mission of revolution lead to the misery of today or the promise of a brighter tomorrow?

Based on Tugenov’s novel “Fathers & Sons,” George F. Walker’s dark comedy masterfully presents a tale of conflict, highlighting the clashes between the old & the new, landowners & serfs, and traditionalists & radicals, for a modern day audience. Join us for the worldwide debut of Walker’s newly revised script presented this November by the Black Hole Theatre Company.

Retiring after 35 years of teaching Theatre at the U of M, Chris Johnson is back! This time he is directing his fifth play by George F. Walker for the Black Hole — however his first Walker  play in the new theatre. Chris has directed and co-directed over 30 shows for the Black Hole Theatre Company, including Doubtful House by Ian Ross, Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare(which he co-directed with Bill Kerr), and The Pluto Shot by Bob Smith.

Click here for a pdf of the program which includes scene descriptions and director's notes.



Mainstage Season

Nothing Sacred

November 8-18


January 17-27


March 21-31

LunchBhagg Season


October 10-12

UM Improv

November 28-30


December 5-7

Chamber Music

February 6-8

Here We Go

April 3-5