Drama and Dance Performing Arts

Department of Drama and Dance on “Cloud 9”; November 8-17

Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance presents Caryl Churchill’s two-act comedy Cloud 9, called by British journalist Benedict Nightingale “a milestone in the portrayal of sexual liberation and feminism.” With Act I set in 1879 British Colonial Africa and Act II set in a London park 1979, the play focuses on themes of power and authority and how they have affected sex and relationships through the ages. Act I uses the stereotypes of the Victorian Era to appeal to our sense of fun, while magnifying the misogyny and racism of the period.  Act II takes place a century later, but for the characters, only twenty-five years have passed as they continue their struggle toward self-awareness and sexual independence.

The play will also feature live music by the punk rock band, Bad Mary.

Cloud 9 will be performed November 8-17, 2013, at Hofstra’s Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus. Show times are:

Friday, November 8 and 15, at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 and 16, at 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 14, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10, $8 senior citizen (over 65) or non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets may be purchased online at www.Tickets.com.  Tickets are also available at the John Cranford Adams Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Available tickets will also be sold at the Black Box Theater, starting 90 minutes before each performance.


About the author

Ginny Greenberg

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.

Email her at prpgse@hofstra.edu .

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