Last March, eight members of the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies (WSGS) faculty engaged in an experiment in interdisciplinary inquiry and staged a full production of Fefu and Her Friends; a feminist play by Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes, one of the most powerful feminist voices in theatre history. This March, our friends in the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) have invited a few Loyola faculty members to present the next phase of this project to their Friday morning seminar on March 15th from 10:30AM – 12:30PM in Piper Hall.
This production examines the female experience by exploring relationships between women at a time when embracing intellectual freedom meant social death. It delves into all aspects of female friendship as well as the complex and conflicting forces of love, death, politics, fantasy and hidden desire. The actors will not only be performing a short excerpt from the play, but also discussing how their specific experiences intersect with the content of the play and the ways in which that content is brought to light through the methodology of performance.
Please come join an amazing display of uncompromising and thought-provoking work as the audience is able to plunge into reflections on the process of interdisciplinary research and performance. If you have any questions, call 773.508.8598. We hope to see you there!