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FCLC Mainstage Production Season Kicks Off With “Wedding Band”

Matt Surrusco, arts & culture editor, with Sara Azoulay

Original artwork, "The Wedding" by Tonya Engel (www.TonyaEngel.com); graphic design by Riley Teahan.

The FCLC 2010-2011 Mainstage season begins on tonight with the opening performance of Alice Childress’ play “Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White.” Thursdays are $2 Student nights with valid ID from any school. The production is directed by assistant professor of theatre Daniel Alexander Jones, who was recently profiled in The Observer.

“Wedding Band” is the story of Julia Augustine, a black seamstress living in Charleston, South Carolina in 1918, who is in a relationship with a white baker named Turman, according to Jones. The play centers on issues of race, class, and gender and the tension surrounding this hidden relationship, which was illegal at the time. Despite the two-act play being “grounded in realism,” Jones said, “I’m bringing [in] a lot of my avant-garde approach so we’re using a lot of dance and music as we make the piece.”

Additional performances of “Wedding Band” are on Oct. 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in Pope Auditorium. General admission is $15, admission for Fordham faculty, alumni and staff members is $10 (recent alums “pay what you can”) and admission for students (from any school with valid ID–except for $2 student admission on Thursdays), and for senior citizens is $5. For more details, contact the Mainstage box office at (212) 636-6340. Box office is open Wed. through Fri. from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to show start time.

The theatre department is also sponsoring a panel discussion on Saturday Oct. 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Pope Auditorium on Integrity and the Independent Black Theatre Artist featuring Robbie McCauley, Vinie Burrows and Eisa Davis. RSVP here: theatredept@fordham.edu

Take a look at the poster here: Wedding Band Poster

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  1. October 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

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