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Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

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By Jen Silverman

October 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 2023

William Inge Memorial Theatre

A provocative exploration of self-discovery, this play prompts discussion about taboo topics. As five Betties follow what is happening in the world, they set out to do something important, taking audiences with them into the electric air of new relationships. A Shakespearean play within a play and bluntly feminine puppetry advances the narrative and conveys a powerful, courageous transformation in this dark comedy. Many of the Betties’ stories combat age-old constructs of exhaustion and repression through a diverse array of modern feministic and queer viewpoints.

This production includes adult language and themes. It is not appropriate for all audiences. Flashing lights are used in this production.

Creative Team

Directed by Marzi Ashrafian
Scenic Design by Sara Baird & Dennis Christilles
Costume Design by Taiane Lacerda
Lighting Design by Riley Sansbury
Sound Design by Hana Rose North
Puppet Design by Spencer Lott & Grace Townley, Simple Mischief Studio
Dramaturgy & Intimacy Direction by Tiffani Brooks Hagan
Stage Management by Kennedy Tolar


Betty 1 - Enya Sullivan
Betty 2 - Natalie Loftus
Betty 3 - Maya Perez
Betty 4 - Jayden Warf
Betty 5 - Mak Mendelsohn

Patron Information

  • Due to the intimate nature of the Inge Theatre there will be no late seating for this production. Collective Rages runs approximately 90 minutes and is presented without an intermission.
  • There is no reserved seating for this production. Patrons who use wheelchairs or need other seating accommodations may contact the box office to make specific arrangements.
  • If a performance is sold out, we will start an in-person waiting list one hour before curtain for any seats that become available. Please contact the box office for more information.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are available in person at the University Theatre Box Office in Murphy Hall, by calling 785-864-3982, or online at the links below.

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Ticket Prices

  • Adults - $20

  • Children - $10

  • KU Faculty/Staff - $15

  • KU Students - $10

  • Senior Citizens - $15

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