BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will present its inaugural show under the banner of Arts in Bloom on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the play titled Seven, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium.
Seven, from the L.A. Theatre Works group, is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia. It makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice and a single act of courage, can change the lives of thousands.
Playwrights Carol K. Mack (who conceived the play), Anna Deavere Smith, Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Ruth Margraff, and Susan Yankowitz collaborated to create a tapestry of stories that weave together the words of these women, dramatizing their struggles and triumphs over resistance, death threats, entrenched norms and pervasive violence. Since the premiere in 2008, the piece has been translated into 27 languages and performed worldwide in over 30 countries, sharing with an international audience these inspiring tales of bravery and perseverance. For tickets go to www.bloomu.edu/arts-in-bloom.
Arts in Bloom builds on the legacy of the former Celebrity Artist Series by continuing to bring professional headliner performances from around the world to Bloomsburg. In addition, Arts in Bloom will be a one-stop-shop for all things arts and culture at Bloomsburg University, with event information on student resident productions, visual arts gallery events, campus concerts, BU Players shows, and more listed comprehensively under one umbrella.