Monday, January 30, 2012

‘Solo Takes On 3’ features one-person performances

“Solo Takes On 3: Story, Identity & Desire,” a festival of one-person performances, will be presented Feb. 3 through 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The performances in rotating repertory are sponsored by the communication studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Single tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for the public. A solo pass, with admission to all performances, is $10 for students and seniors, $20 for the public. To purchase tickets, call (919) 962-1449.
All performances are in Swain Hall, Studio 6, with the exception of “No One Hurts You More than S/Mother,” which is in Hill Hall, Room 107.

Performances include the following:
• “I Was the Voice of Democracy,” by visiting artist and University of New Mexico professor Brian Herrera, is the humorous autobiographical tale of a young, gay New Mexican man facing the consequences of winning the national Voice of Democracy contest. Performances are 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 5.
• “Sketches of a Man” is an adaptation by graduate student Kashif Powell of the iconic work “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Performances are 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
• “F to M To Octopus,” by honors undergraduate student Sam Peterson, is an unexpected and surprising look at the process of changing gender. Performances are 9 p.m. Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
• “No One Hurts You More Than S/Mother,” by graduate student Shannon Wong Lerner, is a one-woman opera about our first love, our mother. Performances are 7 p.m. Feb. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
• “Stories are Lies (That We Tell to Get Other People to Like Us and Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves)” is a series of adaptations of 60 short stories in 70 minutes, presented by the Performance Collective, a group of local artists and UNC faculty, students and staff. Performances are 8 p.m. Feb. 9. and 10 p.m. Feb. 11.
Additional support for the festival is provided by Teatro Latino/a, the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, the Latina/o Cultures Speakers Series, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, assistant professor of dramatic art Ashley Lucas and the Honors Undergraduate Research Fund.

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