College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

We Without Walls | Staged Readings

The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance will present “We Without Walls,” staged readings of scenes by renowned Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés. Fornés perhaps is best known for her play “Fefu and Her Friends,” originally written and produced in 1977. As part of the College’s “Cuba en el Horizonte” celebration, the Department shares the work of one of the most famous women playwrights who is highly absurdist, richly feminist and richly political.

“Cuba en el Horizonte” is a College-wide celebration of the recent shift in Cuban-American relations as they pertain to politics, education, and the arts. “We Without Walls” is also a part of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s educational outreach initiative that offers opportunities for in-depth explorations of theatre history and dramaturgy to our students and members of the community in which we live, learn, and create.

“We Without Walls” will highlight scenes from Fornés’s more recent work: What of the Night?, Manual for a Desperate Crossing, and Letters from Cuba. Each night, the readings will be followed by a face-to-face talkback in which interested audience members might discuss their reactions to the work with the students involved with this project.

“We Without Walls” will run Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. Curtain times will be 7:30 p.m. on March 10 and 11, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. Open discussion will follow each performance. The readings will take place at the Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. Admission is FREE. For more information, call (843) 953-6306.