Saving for 17: Opens Sept 30 - See Trailer!

An original play by Owen Reynolds ’25

Saving for 17 is a 30-minute, semi-autobiographical, tragicomedy play about a family’s experiences during Hurricane Irma in Miami and the Florida Keys in 2017. The play explores the journey that a teenager endures surrounding his cancelled birthday, learning how to love himself and to become comfortable being alone at a young age.

    Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Oct. 1 at 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Black Box Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts (430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY)

Free and open to the public.

Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note the following public health requirements:

All attendees who are current Cornell students or employees must show their Cornell ID for admission to the event. Cornell employees attending indoor events must complete the Daily Check prior to attendance.

All attendees who are not current Cornell employees or students (such as alumni, visitors, guests, parents, community members, third party event attendees and others) must provide one of the following: 1) proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine; 2) results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the event start; or 3) an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of the event start.

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