Xavier Players stage Voices for Change in Gallagher Student Center

Student-produced performance pieces explore AIDS, sweatshops, abortion, peer pressure | January 11, 2006

The Xavier Players are presenting Voices for Change, Jan. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gallagher Student Center studio theater. The changing social and political climate sets the stage for these student-developed and -produced performance pieces based on contemporary issues of justice and social equality. Almost all the material is student written and generated from their service and travel experiences. Topics this year include AIDS, sweatshops, abortion and peer pressure.

The production also includes poetry and art work written and drawn by the children of the World War II Nazi concentration camp, Terezin.

“These moving works reveal hope in a situation that must have seemed like darkness without end,” says Cathy Springfield, director for performing arts.

The children's poetry from Terezin, titled, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," is being repeated on Thursday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the Krohn Conservatory during the Butterfly Exhibit.

Tickets are $3 for Xavier students and staff and $5 for all others. For tickets call 513 745-3939.