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Michigan troupes collaborate on social injustice project

May 5, 2019

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit professional theatre and an Alpena high school are collaborating with Central Michigan University’s theater department on a series dealing with social injustice issues.

Actors from the university, Thunder Bay Theatre and the Alpena High School Masquers Club perform Monday in Alpena and Saturday in Mount Pleasant. They are scheduled to present a reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, a satirical response to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Actors plan to discuss issues presented in the play after the performances, including gentrification, housing inequalities and overall race relations.

Organizers say they hope it’s the first of many collaborative projects to educate and support students.

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