November 29, 2010

Kleinau theater hosts performance art Dec. 2-4

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Marion Kleinau Theatre at Southern Illinois University Carbondale presents a double-bill of performance art in December.

“Cutting the Fat,” and “Meat my Package” run Dec. 2-4, with performances beginning at 8 p.m.

“Cutting the Fat,” written, directed and performed as a one-man show by Brian Healy, a doctoral student in speech communication, explores size, identity and perception when he “cuts the fat, and it cuts back.” Shauna MacDonald co-directs.

Anna Wilcoxen, a graduate student in speech communication, presents “Meat My Package,” a production she wrote, directs and performs. Heather Hull co-directs and other special guests round out the performance. This production weaves dance, performance art and narrative to present themes of lesbian sexuality. This performance contains mature themes and is not suitable for young children.

Tickets are $7 for general audience and $5 for students. To order tickets in advance, call the Kleinau Theatre box office at 618/453-5618 or the Department of Speech Communication at 618/453-2291. Tickets are also available at the door.