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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

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Vagina Monologues hits WCU stage

The stage production of the critically acclaimed show “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 in the UC Grandroom at Western Carolina University. 

The WCU Department of Intercultural Affairs is proud to be a part of the global V-Day Movement and sponsor WCU’s annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as support the local organizations that work to serve the community.

Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door.

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Stanislavskaya receives musical theater award

Katya Stanislavskaya, who wrote and composed the musical “Resident Alien,” recently won the ninth annual New Musical Award from the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont.

Stanislavskaya, an assistant professor and director for the musical theater program at Western Carolina University, has recently wrapped up musical direction of the campus production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

“Resident Alien” is the story of a family of three, part of the third wave of Soviet and post-Soviet immigration to the U.S. in the 1990s. 

Instead of a cash award, “Resident Alien” will be rehearsed, performed and recorded as a marketable CD. There will be two public performances, one at Weston and the other an industry-only preview in New York City.


Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ at HART

Neil Simon’s comedy hit, “Plaza Suite” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and at 3 p.m. March 1 in the Feichter Studio at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

“Plaza Suite” opened on Broadway in 1968 with George C. Scott and Maureen Stapelton in the leads. The play is made up of three acts, though HART will only be presenting two. There were originally four. All are set in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Each act involves a different couple facing a different family dilemma.

Hold over dates are March 6-8. 

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for students.

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