(Posted March 10, 2020)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – SEVEN, a documentary play written by seven women who faced large obstacles in their lives, will be presented by L.A. Theatre Works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Juniata College’s Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. 

Including the Juniata Presents performance, L.A. Theatre Works will bring SEVEN to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company’s 16th annual national tour. This ticketed event is open to the public. 

Utilizing a signature radio-theater style, the story follows seven women from all over the world including Nigeria, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, and Cambodia, all of whom faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing about heroic change. 

SEVEN is a story of the struggles and triumphs of seven individual women who pushed to improve the equality of women in their various nations and communities. From establishing domestic abuse hotlines to building schools to improve the condition of women, families, and children, SEVEN is a celebration of freedom, change and progress. 

Playwrights Carol K. Mack, Anna Deavere Smith, Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Ruth Margraff, and Susan Yankowitz collaborated to create a tapestry of stories that weave together personal interviews from these remarkable women. 

The play first premiered in 2008 and since then has become an international success being translated into 27 different languages and performed worldwide in over 30 countries. These performances share inspiring tales of bravery and perseverance with an international audience. 

SEVEN is a source of entertainment and inspiration. It is a play that communicates a lot about perseverance and justice, as well as it is a discussion of real-world issues. It also highlights real-world heroes. 

For tickets or to learn more about Juniata Presents events, visit: www.juniatapresents.com, or call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admissions tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.  

--Written by Samuel Reid ’23--

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.