GSU to host a pair of one-woman plays
January 29, 2014 4:22PM
Penny Walker (above) joins Medina Perine in presenting two women’s stories, "Hair Crownicles" and "Sugar Funk," at Governors State University Center for Performing Arts. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 3, 2014 11:25AM
Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts will host the one-woman shows of Chicago-based performers Medina Perine and Penelope Walker at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
In “Hair Crownicles,” Perine is on a personal quest to come to terms with her hair amid peer pressure and social expectations. Walker dances her way through life with diabetes and a whole lot of humor in “Sugar Funk,” finding a sense of balance through family, fitness and spirituality.
Walker has appeared in several shows at the Steppenwolf and Goodman theatres, including several times in the annual “A Christmas Carol.”
Perine is a New Orleans native who is active in Chicago theatre, appearing in eta, Gorilla Tango Theatre, DuSable Museum and MPAACT productions.
For the performance at GSU, 200 audience members will be seated on stage with the performers.
Tickets are $25; $20 for senior citizens 65 and older. Students pay $10.
The event is part of the “One More Night” series, bringing Chicago artists to the Southland and supported by The Chicago Community Trust. The 2013-14 season is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
For tickets, visit www.centertickets.net or call (708) 235-2222.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and two hours prior to performances. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts. Patrons who select three 2013-14 shows are eligible for 15 percent discounts. Patrons who select four or more shows are eligible for 20 percent discounts. Savings are not available online.
The GSU campus is at 1 University Parkway, University Park.