Sunday, February 03, 2008

All Things Being Equal

Sholiton play at Notre Dame College

Cleveland playwright Faye Sholiton’s newest script, ‘ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL,” is in production at Notre Dame College’s Tolerance Resource Center. The student-faculty project, which was directed by Peter Manos, addresses the tension of a “reverse discrimination” lawsuit in which a suburban Cleveland school board is confronted with having to lay off a social science teacher due to budgetary cuts. The teachers, one white and the other black, were hired the same day, so the first in-first out union rule does not hold. The script adroitly probes into prejudices, how one’s history forms who a person is, and the legal aspects of discrimination.

The play, which won a 2007 Ohio Arts Council grant, and several honors in national competitions, is presented as a staged reading and lasts about 90 minutes.

CAPSULE JUDGEMENT: This is a well-written, thought-provoking script. The performance is followed by a question-and-answer session with the writer and cast.

The production, which is free of charge, will be presented on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday February 10 at 2 PM in the Little Theatre at Notre Dame College, 4545 College Drive, South Euclid. No reservations are necessary. For further information go to:

‘WALK, DON’T RIDE’ at Cleveland Play House

Also of interest from the Tolerance Center of Notre Dame is ‘WALK, DON’T RIDE,’ which will be presented at the Cleveland Play House on February 12 at 7 PM, immediately preceding CPH’s ‘GEE’S BEND.’

Written and directed by Peter Manos, Artistic Director of Bodwin Theatre Company, the production recalls seminal moments in our nation’s history when heroes endured brutality and injustice for the radical idea that race does not determine the worth of a human being.
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