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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cultural Clippings: The Chalkboard Trilogy

Live theatre is coming to Washington Heights!

Catch a performance of The Chalkboard Trilogy by Nancy Nevares from October 28-November 13. The play, directed by Mino Lora, is being produced by UP Theater Company in association with People's Theatre Project.

The Chalkboard Trilogy follows three teachers across three provocative landscapes as they struggle with their students and their environments to pass on the gift of literacy:
In South Carolina, on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement, when literacy meant freedom, an old man and his niece sign up for a forbidden voter's registration class.
In present-day Washington Heights, a tutor's six-year attempt to teach reading to a boy who neither desires nor appreciates the gift – until he is thrust suddenly into manhood.
In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, where girls are forbidden to learn to read, a teacher and her student meet under extraordinary and dangerous circumstances to light the light.

Performances are Thurs-Sat @ 8PM and Sundays @ 3PM and will be held at the Broadway Temple (4111 Broadway @ W 173rd). Tickets are $18 (students/seniors $10) and can be purchased online.

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