SUNY Oneonta News

April 13, 2010
 

SUNY ONEONTA TO PRESENT IDENTITY PLAY READING SERIES

 

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The SUNY College at Oneonta will present a reading series of plays based on cultural identity, beginning with Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out" on Monday, April 19. Designed to explore cultural roots and examine differences, the readings will feature performances by SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Admission to the plays is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.

The following plays will be presented in the reading series in the Hodgdon Instructional Resources Center:

  • "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m., in Lecture Hall 4 A 2002

    Broadway hit, the play explores what might happen if a player on a major league baseball team announced that he is gay.

  • "Voir Dire" by Joe Sutton on Monday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., in Lecture Hall 1

    The 1995 play is the story of six jurors with differing backgrounds and perspectives who must decide a case against a prominent black educator charged with drug possession.

  • "Real Women Have Curves" by Josefina Lopez on Monday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m., in Lecture Hall 1

    The 1990 play, made into a movie in 2002, examines the Latina immigrant experience, women's self-images, and the lessons that women teach each other.

The Identity Play Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta is supported by an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Action (IDEA) grant from the College. More information about the series is available from Assistant Professor Andrew Kahl of the Theatre Department at (607) 436-3125 or by e-mail to kahlag@oneonta.edu.

 

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For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

   
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