the conflict at play is the power struggle between students and their teachers. When a professor of philosophy and political propaganda goes too far one day in class--dressing up as Hitler and passing out anti-Semitic literature--he ignites the fury of a Jewish student who calls for his dismissal.Sounds like a combination of Jon Bean and his extra credit reading list and the Architecture professor (he runs that great summer camp for kids, but I can't remember his name right now) who dresses up in costumes (including a Nazi armband), doesn't it? I wonder if the play had its own set of unproductive professors acting as a mob, like SIU does?
Wonder if the touring company is going to play SIU? Maybe a opening speech by SIU's own expert on academic mobbing would be nice as her SIU swan song?
Often blogging is a good way to discuss problems. But plays that get it right, can often expose the hypocrisy of a place in a way that nothing else can. Wish I had seen this play, it sounds like fun.