Production of From White Plains in Gallagher Student Center Theatre runs through Feb. 22

The New York play about bullying involves four men with different gender identities | February 14, 2014

The Department of Music and Theatre presents From White Plains by Michael Perlman and members of Fault Line Theatre Company. The play opens today, Friday, Feb. 14, in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre and runs through Saturday, Feb. 22.

From White Plains is a new play directly from New York City. The show follows four men, straight and gay, as they attempt to take responsibility for past actions and move beyond them, aided and frustrated by social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men and asks who speaks for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself.

Craig Wesley Divino, cast member of the original production and co-artistic director of Fault Line Theatre in New York City, is director for Xavier’s production.

The Department of Music and Theatre also created a series of events centered on the play’s theme of bullying and growing up to promote dialogue about the issue. These events include a screening of the film “Bully,” and readings and discussions of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, which are free and open to the public. There are also question-and-answer sessions following every performance.

Performances are Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for faculty, staff, students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Tickets can be bought online or by calling the box office at 513-745-3939 Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

For more information visit the production’s Facebook event page.