FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska- In the wake of the June 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, artists from around the world have come together to write short plays in reaction to the tragedy. These plays create a space to remember, mourn and celebrate those who are gone and those who still remain.
To quote playwright and AFTER ORLANDO collaborator Caridad Svitch: “Through our art, we attend to the necessary fragility of life, rather than the making of life into non-life, rising a little to the ethical demand of these times with strong words, hope, faith and open empathetic lines of the heart.”
AFTER ORLANDO: An International Theatre Action is a one-night-only event. The actors will present the material as a script-in-hand reading as per the instructions of the event’s creators, so that the focus remains primarily on the text.
In lieu of purchasing a ticket, audience members are encouraged to donate cash or a clean personal care product for Project Response, Inc. a crisis center that provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other related issues.
After Orlando will be presented on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Peru College Theatre.
For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.