The Theatre Department celebrates Suffolk's Centennial with an original work for the stage by acclaimed director, playwright, and Suffolk Professor Wesley Savick.

Centennial: About 100 Years is an imaginative tribute to the University and the mystery of the number 100.

The world premiere is an ensemble piece that will explore questions related to the passage of time. How does an institution remember itself? Why do we choose to share an institutional identity, and what does it mean when we do? When we acknowledge a birthday, an anniversary, a Centennial … what exactly are we celebrating?

“This production will not be a reiteration of the school’s history,” said Savick. “There are books and archive materials which do that better. Rather, I’m deeply interested in the theater’s unique capacity to provide a special time and space for the Suffolk community to gather together and embrace the implications of this historical moment.”

The cast features more than 45 Suffolk students bringing to the stage a variety of talents, such as juggling, singing, and trumpeting.

The Theatre Department will continue Beacon Hill Neighbor Night. On Thursday, March 1, mention you are a neighbor and pay only $5 for the Opening Night performance.

Centennial: About 100 Years runs March 1-4, 2007, Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street, Beacon Hill, Boston.

General admission: $15, $5 for seniors, students and Suffolk University community with ID.