Lives of women explored in pair of CSN plays

Karen Hartman’s pair of plays about women in restrictive societies will be staged by the Fine Arts Department of the College of Southern Nevada.

Performances of “Gum” and “The Mother of Modern Censorship” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18 in the BackStage Theatre at the Cheyenne Campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas.

General admission is $10; $8 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 651-5483.

“These stories, both tragic and humorous, are about the impact of fundamentalist societies on the lives of women. ‘Gum,’ a play that is as controversial as it is poetic, explores the need to tame nature in a fictional country where every desire has its price. ‘The Mother of Modern Censorship’ is a political comedy dealing with the imperfect humans charged with ensuring a state’s ‘pure’ society,” says director Sarah O’Connell. “Both are a rare opportunity for the Vegas community to experience exceptional work by one of America’s most promising female playwrights.”

The set and lights are by professional designer Axis deBruyn; costume design is by Meda Braker.

As with most college productions, “these plays are not for the faint of heart,” says Joe Hammond, CSN professor and play producer. There will be nudity in the show as well as adult situations, thereby restricting access to patrons 18 and older, unless accompanied by an adult.

ad-high_impact_4
Life
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like