Truman Theatre to Showcase “Rebel Voices”

Those interested in seeing America’s vivid and tumultuous history brought to life are invited to attend the University Theatre Department’s performance of “Rebel Voices” at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29 in the James G. Severns Theatre, located in Ophelia Parish.
The play is based on the book “Voices of the People’s History of the United States” written by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. The book is a collection of speeches, letters and writings from both famous and little-known Americans whose work became major symbols of non-traditional thinking throughout the eras.

A cast of 10 students will portray various American figures including well-known characters such as Helen Keller, the New York Mechanicks, Susan B. Anthony, Tecumsah, Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Frederick Douglass and Bob Dylan.

Immediately following opening night Sept. 26 Rob Urbinati, the playwright, will host a question and answer session in the theatre. A reception with refreshments will be offered in the Ophelia Parrish lobby.

Tickets are available in the Ophelia Parrish Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.