March 5, 2012

Theatre Arts and Studies Program presents world premiere of ‘Legion’

Emily Sucher, Brandon Epstein and Daniel Weisglass in ‘Legion.’ Photo: Theatre Arts and Studies Program

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre Arts and Studies Program will present the world premiere of Legion at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, in the John Astin Theatre in Homewood’s Merrick Barn. Additional performances will follow at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.

In Legion, a complex and driving legal thriller, a drug dealer is in the hospital, a teenage honor student is in jail, and the service organization the student started is under siege. Who is telling the truth? And who—and what—is Legion? The cast includes 13 undergraduates who perform alongside Astin, a Johns Hopkins alumnus and renowned actor who leads the theater company and is director of the Theatre Arts and Studies Program.

Legion was written by nationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright Nicky Glossman. He is the author of Professional, which was performed by Edward Asner and Jay O. Sanders; and Devil, winner of the 2011 Samuel French Inc. Young Playwriting Competition. The director is James Glossman, the playwright’s father and a longtime faculty member in the Theatre Program.

The play contains adult language. Tickets are $5 for students with ID; $13 for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and alumni, and seniors (65+); and $15 for the general public (cash or check only). For reservations and information, call 410-516-5153 or email The program’s website is