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CCC Drama Club to perform Friday and Saturday

PLATTSBURGH The Clinton Community College Drama Club will perform Poems from Guantanamo The Detainees Speak, at the Ronald B. Stafford Center Theatre located on the college campus, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Since 2002, at least 775 men have been held in the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to Department of Defense data, fewer than half are accused of committing any hostile act against the U.S. or its allies. The drama clubs production gives voice to the men, bringing together 22 poems by 17 detainees, most of whom are still in legal limbo. Theatre can entertain and sometimes challenge us to keep the experience relevant to our everyday world, said drama club director Bonnie Black. This weekend, we will push our students and others in the audience to a higher level of thought it will not be mere entertainment. This production will provide a social mirror through which we gain greater understanding of ourselves, our government and our global community. This season, the CCC Drama Club has brought theatrical opportunities that ranged from the National Players production of Shakespeares Twelfth Night a few weeks ago to the this weekends original production. Our audiences trust us, said Ms. Black,and over the years have come to see many plays they havent heard of before attending. Many of these productions have been thought-provoking, providing new and edgy work important for our growth - as students and as a community of learning. Performances both nights will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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