Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SMU students to stage drama about women, war

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Theatre and Dance Department will present a groundbreaking play about women and war Sept. 25-26 and 28-29.

In “Necessary Targets,” two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and an ambitious young writer, travel to Bosnia to help women refugees confront their memories of war. Based on interviews with numerous women who survived the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, “Necessary Targets” is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world. Witness the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

Written by Eve Ensler, and directed by Judy Myers, “Necessary Targets” will run 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26 and 28 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Valéncia Academy Theatre, 10th and Vila streets.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors and are available at or at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is just one of a number of arts offerings occurring at Saint Mary’s University during Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.