anniversary of the passage and signing into law of the Civil Rights Act — but it's about much more than racial civil rights issues.
Theatrical magician Rob Roznowski has used MSU historic events involving diversity of ALL kinds to create a "fictional documentary" script of vignettes, played by a diverse cast, each actor not always playing his/her own race/sex...which adds another level of challenging our stereotypes. It's a fascinating show, and expands our ideas of civil rights, diversity, disagreement, change... "are we there yet?" and gives it all historic perspective. It is educational and throught-provoking while at the same time very entertaining, with whimsical dashes of humor. I loved the section personifying "the rock" - with all its layers of paint, containing a wide diversity of messages.
The outstanding lighting and projections capability of the flexible, black-box Studio 60 made good use of historic pictures and explanatory paragraphs of historic events - as well as interviews with the actors.
Thanks to Young Frankenstein, we are "late" to this show, but I can heartily recommend attending one of the last two performances:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm
Box office at Studio 60 opens 1 hour prior to each performance with house doors opening 30 minutes prior. General Admission $10: enter on the first floor, Farm Lane box office, then go downstairs, halfway down the Auditorium building to find Studio 60 Theatre, MSU Auditorium Michigan State University, 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, 48824.