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Audio slideshow: Bates production sharpened the edge on Elton play

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 12:00 am

Ben Elton's 1996 play Popcorn is a bleak comedy about the symbiotic relationship between violence and the mass media. It's the story of an American film director, known for the sensationalistic violence in his work, who is taken hostage by two serial killers on the very evening he wins an Oscar. The so-called Mall Murderers, Wayne and Scout, claim that director Bruce Delamitri inspired their brutal acts and should therefore be held responsible for them.

Elton comedy 'Popcorn' explores media-violence link

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 12:00 am

Bates College presents Ben Elton's play Popcorn, a scathing comedy about the relationship between public media and personal responsibility, in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 and 19, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.