Wayne State University

Wayne State to participate in nationwide staging of plays to promote marriage equality

DETROIT — On Monday, Nov. 7, a group of Wayne State University faculty and students in the Department of Theatre will stage a performance of “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays” as part of a nationwide event highlighting marriage equality. The performance will take place at WSU’s Schaver Music Recital Hall at 8 p.m.; other theatres across the country are staging simultaneous performances. The event will include a live webcast and discussion with all participating theatres.

Presented by the Tectonic Theater Project, the award-winning company dedicated to developing innovative works that explore artistic dialogue with audiences on social, political and human issues, the evening aims to bring awareness of marriage equality through the presentation of nine new, short plays on the topic of gay marriage.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations made will benefit the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Kyle Holton Memorial Theatre Scholarship. For more information, visit http://www.theatre.wayne.edu/PerformanceExchange.php or contact Mary Elizabeth Anderson, assistant professor of theatre, at maryelizabeth@wayne.edu.

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