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A Unique Stage For Unique Voices

This year’s social justice play offers several intriguing perspectives of the immigration experience. Ever year at CB, Social Justice Week is accompanied by a dramatic performance organized by Ms. Loretta Kenney and Ms. Jennifer Lystrup and performed by Christian Brothers students.  The performance highlights the Social Justice issue that the school is addressing. This year’s […]

This year’s social justice play offers several intriguing perspectives of the immigration experience.

Ever year at CB, Social Justice Week is accompanied by a dramatic performance organized by Ms. Loretta Kenney and Ms. Jennifer Lystrup and performed by Christian Brothers students.  The performance highlights the Social Justice issue that the school is addressing.

This year’s Social Justice Week theme is Immigration and Border Issues and the performance is called “Home: A Collection of Immigrant Voices”. The play features nine monologues telling the stories of immigrants to the United States.

The performances are on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of Social Justice Week as well as the following  Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm. Additionally there will be one last showing on Sunday the 28th at 2:00pm.

Ms. Kenney spoke to the importance of bringing this issue to the public eye.

“I think that the play is timely — with legislation [on immigration] being worked on by the senate, our show will help to get people thinking about the subject,” she said. “Students will soon be a voting age and should be aware of these issues.”

Ms. Lystrup added, “Immigration is an issue that touches everyone on this campus either directly or indirectly.”

For the first time, the production is written entirely by Ms. Kenney and Ms. Lystrup —  Ms. Kenney wrote seven of the nine stories and Ms Lystrup wrote the other two.  The stories are fictional but are based on true accounts of the experiences of immigrants.  The monologues were written with each of the speakers in mind, allowing the actors to really embody the characters they are representing.

This year the performances will be held in the cafeteria.  The room will be transformed into a cozy, personal theater and each of the 80 seats available will each represent a different country from which people immigrate.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.  Seats are limited so be sure to buy tickets early.

For additional information call 916-733-3653.

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