“Urbandale: A place, a people, a story” Performance

February 8, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Foster Community Center
200 North Foster Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
United States

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at Lansing's Foster Community Center, see a performance of "Urbandale: A place, a people, a story." This play is about Lansing’s Urbandale neighborhood and what makes it tick. A year in the making, the play is based on interviews with actual neighbors, newspaper accounts, photographs and other historic and contemporary materials.

Houses will talk. Gardens will grumble, and the Red Cedar River will overflow her banks. If you live in a neighborhood--any neighborhood--you might find yourself and your friends in this play.

The play will be performed twice – once on the MSU campus and once at Foster Community Center. It is free to the public, and Lansing residents (and especially Urbandale residents) are invited to either or both performances. So, mark your calendars, bring the kids, and see an Eastside neighborhood come to life on the stage. An audience discussion will follow each performance. Child care is available at the February 8 performance.

“Urbandale: A place, a people, a story” was written by students in MSU’s RCAH under the direction of anthropologist, Laura B. DeLind and poet, Anita Skeen, and with the assistance of Kate Snodgrass, award-winning director of Boston Playwright’s Theatre. It is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.    

For more information contact Laura B. DeLind at delind@msu.edu.

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