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Wofford to present ‘Slanguage’ staged reading April 26

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford Theatre, in association with the college’s African-American Studies program, will present a staged reading of the play “Slanguage” written by the New York City-based Afro-Latino performance group Universes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in the McMillan Theater.

The performance is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Raines Center Parking Lot off Evins Street.

Packed with sharp cultural criticism, crazy slang, hip-hop rhythms and populated with hilarious and unapologetically urban characters from New York’s outer boroughs, ‘Slanguage’ ingeniously celebrates African-American culture and interrogates the mainstream appropriation of street culture, according to Mark Ferguson, professor of theatre and director of Wofford Theatre.

Ferguson will direct the staged reading, and these Wofford students will perform – Coz Chivandire, Keisha Dyer, Tanya George, Eric Marshall, Andre Smalls, Kyla Williams, and Ashleigh Wilson.