Written by MFA student, Jim Lord
Perspectives, an open forum on each of Southern Utah University’s main stage theatre and dance productions, delves into issues surrounding the many aspects of a stage presentation.
The objective of Perspectives is to prepare the audience for the theatrical experience they are about to embark upon and to promote the realization that the performing arts do more than just put on entertaining plays and dance concerts. Moreover, Perspectives hopes to emphasize the scholarly, thought-provoking material behind every show that can enhance anyone’s enjoyment of the arts as well as broaden one’s perspective on issues beyond the stage.
The Perspectives forum on the theatrical production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” (opening November 11) provides a unique opportunity for an academic examination of religious persecution.
Dr. Wayne K. Hinton, Professor of History, author of a book and dozens of articles on Utah history, and a Stake President in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will speak and facilitate an open discussion on the topic of “Religious Persecution--Comparing the Jews and the Early Mormons.”
The discussion takes place Friday, November 12th in AUD 108 (just west of the Auditorium Lobby) from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Then, immediately following, watch—with a new perspective--the production, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” in the Auditorium Theatre.
Perspectives is hosted by the College of Performing and Visual Arts of SUU. The event is open to the public at no cost.