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Bobby and the Chimps

The latest production of the University of South Florida's School of Theatre and Dance examines the place where love, faith and politics meet and meld in modern-day America. This week's University Beat brings the spotlight up on "Bobby and the Chimps," a new work by award-winning British playwright James Phillips that's being premiered at USF.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Cast read-through of a scene from "Bobby and the Chimps."

Playwright-director James Phillips talks about the challenges he, as a British writer, faces in writing about American politics.


James Phillips and Marc Powers, Director of the USF School of Theatre and Dance, talk about USF's BRIT (British International Theatre) Program.

Student Zo Vallejo-Bryant, who plays Bobby, on why people should see the play.


University Beat re-introduces you to student Dahlia LeGault (University Beat "Hair" 9/29/08), who plays Bobby's wife, Amelia.

For more information

For Show Times and Ticket Information: USF Theatre Box Office: 813-974-4323



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