In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as part of Amnesty International’s Year of the Arts and Human Rights, Wake Forest University will present “Domestic Disturbance: An Evening of Performance and Discussion about Abuse” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.
The event, initiated by Lakshmi Krishnan, a Wake Forest senior and president of the university’s chapter of Amnesty International, is designed to raise awareness of different forms of domestic violence. It includes a performance of three original one-act plays written by Wake Forest senior Amy Currie and performed by the Anthony Aston Players.
The murder mystery “Dinner at Home” follows the struggles and actions of a wife living with an abusive husband who is threatening the life of her unborn child. “Soft Spot” reveals the destructive relationship between two recent college graduates, and “Maxi-Pad Poetry” is a poignant look into one woman’s struggle to survive in a violent relationship.
A panel discussion will follow the performance.
The event is sponsored by Amnesty International, the Anthony Aston Players and the Wake Forest theatre and dance department. For information, call 336-758-4377.
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