‘Seven’ to be staged at Faith Lutheran

The Chain Reaction Theatre Project will present a performance of the play, “Seven,” Sunday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids.

The Chain Reaction Theatre Project will present “Seven” at Faith Lutheran Church. Performers include: Back row, left to right: Jamaka Young (Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria), Joann Ouderk (Mu Sochua, Cambodia), Gini Adams (Inez McCormack, Northern Ireland) and Gizelle Erickson (Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Russia). Front row, left to right: Danielle Krivinchuk (Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan), Kim Egan (Farida Azizi, Afghanistan) and Christy Nix (Annabella De Leon, Guatemala). Photo submitted

The Chain Reaction Theatre Project will present “Seven” at Faith Lutheran Church. Performers include: Back row, left to right: Jamaka Young (Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria), Joann Ouderk (Mu Sochua, Cambodia), Gini Adams (Inez McCormack, Northern Ireland) and Gizelle Erickson (Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Russia). Front row, left to right: Danielle Krivinchuk (Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan), Kim Egan (Farida Azizi, Afghanistan) and Christy Nix (Annabella De Leon, Guatemala). Photo submitted

“Seven,” a collection of inspirational stories of seven daring women fighting injustice, was written by award winning playwrights Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deveare Smith and Susan Yankowitz and is directed by Shelley Smith.

In it, the true stories of seven diverse and courageous women are brought to life, portraying their tireless work to overcome enormous obstacles and to bring about major change in their individual home countries.

In the seven interwoven stories, each woman combats oppression, thus inspiring hope and reaffirming the belief that one person can indeed make a difference.

For this performance of “Seven,” Chain Reaction Theatre Project and Faith Lutheran will partner with Family Promise of Anoka County, driving home the point that what happens abroad also happens in the local community. In addition, donations of small dish soap and boxes of facial tissue will be accepted for the church’s Family Table meal program.

The play runs about 80 minutes. There will be a short talkback session following the performance with the actresses, director and a representative from Family Promise and facilitated by former Washington Post journalist Don Brazeal.

Due to difficult subject material, this play may not be suitable for children (under 13 as a guideline). Parental discretion is advised.

E-mail info@chainreactiontp.com with any questions or go to www.seventheplay.com for more information.

Admission is “pay as you can” with a suggested donation of $15. Tickets will be sold at the door. All seating is general admission.

Chain Reaction Theatre Project ignites the human spirit by creating compelling, entertaining and socially conscious theatre, inspiring audiences, artists and communities to be more socially active world citizens.

For more information about this production and other performances of “Seven,” visit www.chainreactiontp.com.

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