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Posted December 7, 2016

'CSU Ferguson' to be Performed by Department of Theater and Dance

The production focuses on racial issues and explores how all oppression is interrelated

Cal State East Bay’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “CSU Ferguson” Dec. 8-11 at the Studio Theatre on the Hayward campus. It will be the last show in the fall quarter of the department’s 2016-17 season, and tickets are currently available at the university bookstore and online at www.csueastbaytickets.com.

Focusing on racial issues and exploring how all oppression is interrelated, this performance will feature published works from the Ferguson Syllabus, the New Black Arts Festival and dramatic/comedic testimonies of “survival, perseverance and resilience” from CSUEB students, according to information from the department.   

Audience participation will be encouraged, inspired by civil rights activist Audre Lorde who once said “I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” After the performance, there will also be an opportunity for a community response circle.

For more information about the production, contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 510-885-3118. Tickets are available online, but will also be on sale at the box office one hour before show time. Group rates and discounts are available. 

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