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October 17, 2016

New play warns 'be careful what you wish for'

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents 'Radiant Vermin'

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Radiant Vermin Courtesy of Inis Nua Theater Company/"Radiant Vermin"

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The Inis Nua Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake with "Radiant Vermin" by Philip Ridley. Previews start Oct. 19, with opening night set for Oct. 21. 

The play, which hails from England, is both darkly funny and a cautionary tale to "be careful what you wish for," according to a press release.

In the theater performance, couple Ollie and Jill receive a free house through a "government program." But what's the catch? To get their dream home, the young couple may just lose their morals.

"Who needs a conscience when you have Miele kitchen appliances? With a nod to Jonathon Swift’s 1729 essay 'A Modest Proposal,' Ridley sells us a provocative, brutal and funny gem," the press release continues.

Ridley, an internationally acclaimed playwright, author and screenwriter, has won numerous awards, including the Critics' Circle and the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright.

Tickets for the show begin at $25 per person.

"Radiant Vermin"

Wednesday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 6
$25-$35 per person
The Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake
305 S. Hicks St.