Xavier graduate and director Erin Mattingly Bukowski and the Xavier Players present Paula Vogel’s play, Hot ‘n’ Throbbing, February 7-10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre on the University campus. There will also be a viewing of the documentary film “Killing Us Softly” on February 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Xavier Women’s Center at
The central theme of Hot ‘N’ Throbbing revolves around a key question: which is more obscene; pornography or domestic violence? Charlene, the family breadwinner, writes erotic screenplays for women. The physical abuse and alcoholism of her ex-husband,
“The play doesn’t preach. It shows, as good plays do, how these topics are embedded in people’s lives,” says Director for Performing Arts Cathy Springfield, who heard Paula Vogel speak at a conference and was drawn to her philosophy. “She stressed it is important to find your individual voice, and for her it was making the world a better place for women,”
Erin Mattingly Bukowski graduated from Xavier in 2000 with a B.S. in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned her M.A. in Theatre at the
Xavier’s Women’s Center and Peace & Justice Programs is offering a chance to start a discussion with a short documentary film about the portrayal of women in advertising. “Killing Us Softly” will be shown and discussed from 3:00-4:00 pm on Monday, February 4 at the Women’s Center,
Please note: Hot ‘n’ Throbbing includes adult content, language, situations, and violence. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult and discretion should be used when considering whether to bring a young child.
It is the philosophy of the Xavier Players to combine real-life experiences in the form of cast service projects that relate to the issues presented in their plays. The Players believe it is in this act of service that one truly become socially aware. Xavier, as a