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Eggplant Faerie Players Perform at Appalachian State University Nov. 17

BOONE — The Eggplant Faerie Players will perform “Next Year in Sodom” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Linville Falls Room of Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

The performance is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow.

“Next Year in Sodom” deals with issues of identity, sexuality, ethnicity and religion, as do most of the Eggplant Faerie Players’ performances.

The troupe has toured in the United States, Canada and Israel.

“The Eggplant Faerie Players are using the holiday season to explore what they call ‘universal issues of liberation,'” writes Lesley Pearl of the Jewish Bulletin of Northern California.

Lisa De St. Croix of the Zuni Mountain News writes, “The play was indeed a shocker, but it was witty, moving, poignant, funny, sometimes sad, silly, and very, very good.”

Lesley Pearl concurs that the troupe “consistently fills houses” and notes that “while the troupe is known as a gay group, the audiences are mixed.”

The program is sponsored by the university’s Equity Office, the James E. Holshouser Jr. Chair in Ethics, the Multicultural Center, Office of Women’s Studies, and the student organization B-GLAAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies Associated for Diversity).

For further information, call Ingrid Hayes at (828) 262-7605.

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