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Duveneck 3: June 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12

In an hour of poetry, visual imagery, song and ad slogans, poet-playwright Rhonda Pettit, director e. E. Charlton-Trujillo and a cast of 10 women explore an unlikely relationship between a teenage sex slave in Pakistan and a wealthy older woman in Kentucky.

The play, Pettit says, began as a poem. She then transmuted it into a multi-sensory theatrical experience “that juxtaposes news coverage of sexual slavery with advertising language selling beautiful things.” She also wrote songs to introduce various scenes. The play, she says, is neither didactic nor accusatory as it contrasts sexual slavery with contemporary consumer culture.

Duveneck 3 details here.

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