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‘Black-Jew Dialogues’ at Commons Center April 11

by | Posted on Friday, Apr. 6, 2012 — 4:36 PM

The two-actor play The Black-Jew Dialogues will be performed in the Vanderbilt Commons Center Multipurpose Room (237) on Wednesday, April 11. The play, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., highlights issues of racism and diversity and features improvisation, puppetry, multimedia and a game show. A discussion will follow the performance.

“We hope to provide a show that is fun and entertaining, while still taking the time to explore some very serious and current issues facing society,” said Adam Meyer, associate professor of Jewish studies.

The show, performed by Emmy Award winner Ron Jones and actor Larry Jay Tish, “gets to the heart of what divides people,” according to the Boston Globe. The two comic writer-performers have been traveling across the country and are close to their 40th performance of the work.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Program in Jewish Studies, Department of English, Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center, Office of Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs and Office of the Dean of the Ingram Commons.

For more information, visit The Black-Jew Dialogues website.

Contact:
Ann Marie Deer Owens, (615) 322-NEWS
annmarie.owens@vanderbilt.edu