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The Minor Aesthetics Lab is staging a reading of Fefu and Her Friends

A photograph of María Irene Fornés. A Cuban woman wearing a fur coat, with one hand held int he air. She has long grey hair, and is leaning against a bright orange wall.
The Fornés Institute

The Minor Aesthetics Lab at the University of Illinois is staging a reading of Fefu and Her Friends on Sunday, April 30th. The event is being held in conjunction with Celebrando Fornés, an initiative by The Fornés Institute, which encourages theatres, colleges, and universities to celebrate the life and work of the playwright María Irene Fornés (1930-2018).  Fefu and Her Friends was the 14th play written by the Cuban-American playwright. Originally written and produced in 1977, it is known for its alternative staging and use of an entirely female cast. This production will feature a cast of all gender marginalized actors.

The staged reading is directed by Laura M. Coby, Sue Divan Graduate Fellow in Performance Studies, and is directed by Sandra Ruiz, Sue Divan Associate Professor of Performance Studies. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Theatre and English Departments at U of I, and is free and open to the public, but you’ll need to RSVP here.

Fefu and Her Friends
Channing Murray Foundation
1209 W Oregon St
Su April 30th, 6 p.m.

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