Video: Senior BFA major Alexis Di Gregorio talks about the two roles she plays in Cloud 9
Tonight, Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance opens 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 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.