Jan. 28, 2011/For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu




WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will give a workshop presentation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play Uncommon Women and Others. The off-Broadway hit is a major work of American feminist theatre.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 11-12 & 15-17 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Patrons Theatre in Performance Place on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. Tickets are $5 (with a $1 facility usage fee) and are available through the UNCSA Box Office, 336-721-1945.

Directed by School of Drama faculty member Caroline Kava, Uncommon Women and Others will feature Drama college juniors and seniors (members of Studios III and IV).

In the play, college friends reunite and reminisce about their days at Mount Holyoke College in the early 1970s. Set against the backdrop of second-wave feminism, they recount how they discovered their individual identities as women at a conservative college in a progressive time.

Please note that the play will be a workshop presentation and will be performed in raw form, without the aid of stage elements, costumes, or lighting.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.