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Alpena High, theatre & CMU collaborate on social injustice project

Submitted by on May 6, 2019 – 12:40 amNo Comment

Thunder Bay Theatre and Alpena High School are collaborating with Central Michigan University’s theater department on a series dealing with social injustice issues.

Actors from the university, the theatre and the high school’s Masquers Club perform Monday in Alpena and Saturday in Mount Pleasant.

They are scheduled to present a reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, a satirical response to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Actors plan to discuss issues presented in the play after the performances, including gentrification, housing inequalities and overall race relations.

Organizers say they hope it’s the first of many collaborative projects to educate and support students.

Tonight’s play will be held at Thunder Bay Theatre, starting at 7 p.m.