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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Zinn's The People Speak @ WSU (Ogden: Sept 16)

The People Speak

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Art
What: Howard Zinn’s “The People Speak,” a readers theatre production
When: Thursday, 16 September 2010 • 10:30 pm
Where: The Lair, Shepherd Union Building

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts , in conjunction with Constitution Week, presents Howard Zinn’s, “The People Speak,” Thursday, September 16 at 10:30 am in The Lair, Shepherd Union building. This is a free performance and open to the public. The readers theatre cast is composed of WSU faculty, staff, students and members of the community.

Described as dramatic readings celebrating the enduring spirit of dissent, Zinn presents American voices, some famous, some little known, including Frederick Douglas, John Brown, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Emma Goldman and many more.

Originally produced in 2003 at a celebration of the millionth copy sold of Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States,” the script was read by a distinguised cast of actors and writers: James Earl Jones, Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfre Woodard, marisa Tomei, Danny Glover and others. Enthusiastic response to that event led to the idea that theatre companies,as well as high schools and colleges, might want to do their own readings of this highly charged material.

For more information about this production, contact Caril Jennings, crjennings@weber.edu.

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