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WFU presents "Domestic Disturbance" performance

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
October 20, 2004

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as part of Amnesty International's Year of the Arts and Human Rights, Wake Forest University will present "Domestic Disturbance: An Evening of Performance and Discussion about Abuse" at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

The event, initiated by Lakshmi Krishnan, a Wake Forest senior and president of the university's chapter of Amnesty International, is designed to raise awareness of different forms of domestic violence. It includes a performance of three original one-act plays written by Wake Forest senior Amy Currie and performed by the Anthony Aston Players.

The murder mystery "Dinner at Home" follows the struggles and actions of a wife living with an abusive husband who is threatening the life of her unborn child. "Soft Spot" reveals the destructive relationship between two recent college graduates, and "Maxi-Pad Poetry" is a poignant look into one woman's struggle to survive in a violent relationship.

A panel discussion will follow the performance.

The event is sponsored by Amnesty International, the Anthony Aston Players and the Wake Forest theatre and dance department. For information, call 336-758-4377.


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