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Sexual liberation on stage: a preview of “Cloud 9″

Wendy Eliot, Guest Writer (weliot@wwc)

Warren Wilson Theatre begins its 2010-2011 season with a satire of sex, race and class, appropriately titled Cloud Nine, playing November 11th through November 14th. Written by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill, this play has been called by critics a “special workout for the imagination.”

Cloud Nine takes place in two different countries at two very different times. The lights come up on a British African colony in the 1870s, and the lights go down on a London park one hundred years later when the sexual oppression from colonial Africa has followed the characters into modern day England. With powerful symbolism, men play women, women play men, and a doll turns into a real girl. The play connects colonial oppression with the sexual revolution while manipulating our sense of time.

Directed by Candace Taylor, a new member of the Warren Wilson faculty, Cloud Nine will be performed in an intimate setting with the audience seated on stage. Patrons are encouraged to reserve early by calling (828) 771-3040 or emailing theatre@warren-wilson.edu.

Warren Wilson Theatre commits itself to personal development and creative collaboration that empowers students to bring artistic visions to life. We strive to create some of the most exciting and interesting theatre in the Asheville area at exceptionally affordable prices. Interested theatergoers and prospective students may visit our website at www.warren- wilson.edu/~theatre and sign up for our e-newsletter.
Where: Kittredge Theatre on the Warren Wilson College Campus
When: Thursday-Sunday November 11-12-13-14 at 8pm
Tickets:  Free for all area students, $5 for seniors, alumni and staff, $10 general admission
Information: 828.771.3040

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