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Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature comes to Birmingham-Southern College

Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature comes to Birmingham-Southern College

For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2016

Emotional Creatures marquee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--A cast with female leads will share the heartbreak and thrills of being a girl in Birmingham-Southern College’s second stage production this fall, Emotional Creature, from Nov. 17-20.

The play was written by Tony Award-winner Eve Ensler, who wrote the provocative Vagina Monologues. It will be directed by BSC senior Meryem Tunagur, wo designed her own major in theatre educational psychology. BSC Professor of Theatre Dr. Alan Litsey is the faculty sponsor for the production.

Emotional Creature is made of up original monologues, spoken word pieces, and songs--all about and for girls. Ensler places their stories at center stage, giving full expression to the secret voices and innermost thoughts of a bold new generation of females. It is for mature audiences only.

“I believe the show will start a dialogue about women’s stories and how one women’s story is all women’s stories, and when women support each other, no one can stop us,” Tunagur said.

The play, which is both funny and sad, will feature a 14-member cast and crew. Cast members include first-year students Tania Alverez, Julia Degnan, and Salma Crank; sophomores Charity Furr and Kirstin Quinn; junior Charlie Freeman; and senior Jada Cato (crew members are listed below).

Rehearsal photo

Emotional Creature will be performed Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the College Theatre/The Underground.

A pre-show talk and discussion, “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.” will be presented by Litsey, Tunagur, and company members on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Underground. The talk is part of the college’s series of Provost’s Forums; it is free and open to the public.

Tickets are $15 for the general public; students get in for $10 regardless of the school. Call the College Theatre Box Office at (205) 226-4780 for more information.

Crew members include:

  • Co-lighting design: Catherine Duncan and Shea Glenn
  • Stage manager/sound board operator: Colin Neel
  • Assistant stage manager: Emily Fleisig
  • Sound board operator: Jillian Ivey
  • Sound design: Ayda Fisher

About Birmingham-Southern College:
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,300 students from more than 30 states and 15 foreign countries.