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Thursday, February 23, 2017

On Stage This Weekend

   You have three great shows to choose from this weekend:

Circle Mirror Transformation - Marshall University’s Department of Theatre presents the play on Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at The JCE Performing Arts Center. The play focuses on four lost New Englanders who enroll in a six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games. Hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for faculty and senior citizens, $7 for children ages 5 to 12, and free to full-time Marshall students with valid ID.

- The Social Action Plays - CYAC presents a unique production that includes nine plays, and 18 performances over 12 Days, running from Feb. 24 and 25 at the WVSU Captiol Center Theatre at 123 Summers Street in Charleston. The director explains: “Every few years we pull enough kids together to put on all the social action pieces in a single week. This year we'll do it during February. Back in the old days we used to take these into the schools, bring along an educator and try to show the victims in our audiences that they weren't alone and that we could give them someone to talk to, if they wanted. Now it seems that the subjects of date rape, dating violence, HIV/AIDS, grief, and teen predation are too controversial to talk about on the sites where most teenagers are exposed to them in the first place. So we'll be performing them on stage for anyone to come see. And that's fine. At least we're still trying, and the actors, the actors walk away knowing more about these problems and more about their solutions than any of their peers. For more info about dates and times, visit: http://cyaccharleston.com/Social-Action-Plays-2017.html

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Jenny Wiley Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy of love and magic on Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley Mainstage in Pikeville. Tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for chilkdren.

   So go see a show!

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