The Niceties By Eleanor Burgess

The Niceties By Eleanor Burgess

What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.  

In this “barnburner of a play” (The Washington Post), two extraordinary women square off in a high-stakes academic debate over race, reputation and who gets the final word on how American history is written. When university professor Janine and her brilliant student Zoe don’t see eye to eye, their routine office hours discussion unexpectedly careens off course—and threatens to derail their careers, lives and the status quo.

Featuring Regina Ivy as Zoe and Meredith Vogel-Thomas as Janine. Co-directed and stage managed by V. June Chappelle and produced and co-directed by Carly Shank. Scenic and lighting design by Sarah Brewer.

This event is presented in partnership with the UIS Diversity Center.  

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Performance held in the UIS Studio Theatre; limited seating available

UIS Faculty/Students/Staff – $15 with ID