I am 25 years old and I don't have a Bachelor's degree. I do, however, have an Associates degree (in culinary arts, which I don't use career-wise, just at home). A lot of people my age graduated from college a couple of years ago. Sometimes it can seem like I'm behind – having a child can throw a kink into things – and I'm not even in school right now. Not even on the path to that coveted piece of paper. But you know what? It doesn't matter. No, it really doesn't, and you know why? Because of all my many friends who do have Bachelor's degrees, only two – two – have found it to be actually useful, careerwise. And all of my friends are steeped in debt. Not something I need with the apparent lack of return for your investment. High school is a magical place where you dream of all the fantastic things you're going to do with your life after you graduate from college ready to take on the world. College is a magical place where delusions of worldly success and greatness are still possible once you finish your higher education. Best to be realistic – several of my friends are depressed because they're having to come to terms with the lies.
Sounds like a great premise for a romantic dramedy. Luckily, starting to today at Village 8 as part of the Louisville Exclusives series is Liberal Arts, created by Josh Radnor, who writes, directs, and stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen. Radnor plays Jesse, a 35-year-old who works in college admissions. When one of his favorite former professors (Richard Jenkins) invites him to attend a retirement party, Jesse finds himself once again steeped in the magic of possibilities that pervades the college campus. He further questions everything when he meets Zibby (Olsen), a sophomore who still dreams.
Liberal Arts is scheduled to play at Village 8 for a week, ending on November 1, but this is subject to extension. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.
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