Theater professor, students to discuss their production of ‘Voices of Women From the Abrahamic Faiths’ Nov. 4

A discussion with director and cast of “Voices of Women From the Abrahamic Faiths,” an upcoming production by the joint Theater Department of the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine, is the next Feminist Friday presentation at the Luann Dummer Center for Women.

Everyone’s welcome at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the center, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. The discussion is part of this year’s Sacred Arts Festival.

Dr. Amy Kritzer, chair of the Theater Department, directs the production of three short plays about women. Works include “Sapientia” by Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, a 10th-century Saxon nun believed to be the first recorded European dramatist following the Dark Ages; “The Royal Jewess,” from an 1835 work by Elizabeth Polack, credited as the first Jewish woman melodramatist in England; and “Baghdad Burning,” based on the Web log begun in 2003 by a young Iraqi woman who calls herself Riverbend. She is known as the only Iraqi blogger writing from a woman’s perspective.

Each of the plays portrays women who suffer and face threats because of their faiths. Each also portrays the intersection of religion, politics and patriarchy.

Bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. The presentation is open to the public. Questions about this Feminist Friday? Call (651) 962-6119.

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