Staged Reading of Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama
Aug 30, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. JENNIFER THOMAS, assistant professor, Communication Studies and Theatre Art
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA THEATRE TO PRESENT STAGED READING
OF PULITZER PRIZE WINNING DRAMA
The Concordia College Theatre Department will present a staged reading as part of the 2012 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, on the Lab Theatre of Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Dr. Jennifer Thomas, assistant professor, Communication Studies and Theatre Art, will direct the reading of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage.
Nottage’s drama is a moving portrayal of the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo facing the horror and brutality of civil war. The reading is presented by the theatre department in conjunction with the symposium “Beyond Genocide: Learning to Help and Hope” Sept. 11-12. The symposium will focus on the global community and what we can learn from the issues related to genocide. As voters, consumers, scholars, humanitarians and citizens of the world, experts will explain genocide is not as distant as many would like to believe.
After the reading, there will be a talkback session with individuals who have lived in the Congo as well as some who have studied and traveled to the area. The audience will be invited to ask questions.