Local theater group to act out stories of refuge, immigration
Greeley high school students from a variety of countries will be featured in the production
Published: Monday, October 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 01:10
Members of the University Program Council will be providing students and faculty with a look at numerous cultures as the theater production “Be the Change” comes to campus.
From 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the University Center Ballrooms, stories of refuge and immigration will be acted out by El Teatro, a theater group made up of students from Greeley public schools.
“The group performing are students from various high schools within Greeley,” said Shanice Clarke, the public relations and marketing coordinator for UPC. “They are from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Indonesia, France, Germany, Somalia, Thailand, Mexico, Burma, Kenya and the United States.”
An array of languages will be displayed with the intention of showing students how vast and intricate our world’s languages can be.
“One does not need to understand the different languages within these countries to understand and enjoy the performance,” Clarke said.
This event is open to all UNC students, faculty and staff, and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
“We chose this group not only because of the reputable name of the program, but because we want to provide UNC students an opportunity to learn about different cultures, enjoy a spectacular performance and see Greeley youth contribute a piece of their lives for the public eye,” Clarke said.
This event is free to all those who attend. In the spring, UPC will continue hosting events to challenge students’ understanding of the world’s cultures with “My Culture is Beautiful.”