Unaccustomed to My Name,

Unaccustomed to My Name by Marta Rainer


Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

This bittersweet comedy is a story for anyone who has ever wanted to change his or her life but hasn't kown where to start. Written and performed by Wellesley College alum, Polish-American former Russian Lit major, and current Theatre Studies faculty member, Marta Rainer.

Unaccustomed to My Name tells the story of bookish Sofie, who is experiencing a mid-life crisis – at age 21 – with no clue as to how to handle it! Stuck in Warsaw, New York, with her maddeningly motivating mother, she hides in the bathroom and contemplates her life – until she creates Sonya, the saucy Siberian émigré who spends her evenings in bars, drinking Bloody Mary’s and rejecting unlucky suitors. With this exciting alter ego (and her new poetry professor beau), Sofie suddenly has a new lease on life – but how long will it be before her lies catch up with her? This bittersweet comedy is a story for anyone who has ever wanted to change his or her life but hasn’t known where to start.

This performance is FREE and open to the public.

To make a reservation, please call the Box Office at (781) 283-2000

The theatre is handicap accessible. For Disability services, contact Jim Wice at (781) 283-2434.

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