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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Xavier Players Presents "Spike Heels"

Modern Comedy Focuses on the Power of Women

From February 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. Xavier Players will present Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck directed by special guest Tim Waldrip who has appeared on Broadway, television and film. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 day of the show. They can be purchased online now by clicking here and by phone at 745-3939.

This contemporary comedy tackles female stereotypes by exploring sexual harassment, misplaced affection, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle. Two extraordinary women take on men and relationships with the empowerment that comes from a great pair of shoes. With Pygmalion references, the play exemplifies the fight for gender equality and uses humor to question traditional gender roles. The show is the perfect production for February, the month of romance!

In conjunction with the Players’ opening night performance, a young alumnae wine and cheese reception is being hosted by Women of Excellence and Young Alumni. It will take place in Gallagher Student Center Clock Tower on February 18 at 6:00 followed by a viewing of Spike Heels. Tickets for the event are $5 and can be obtained by clicking here or calling (513) 745-2081. Registration is limited to the first 50 people.

The theme of this show ties in with Xavier’s year-long celebration of 40 years of women on campus. It is the philosophy of the Xavier Players to combine real-life experiences in the form of meaningful service that relates to the issues presented in the plays. The Players believe it is in this act of service that one truly become socially aware. Xavier, as a Catholic Jesuit University, strives to form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success. Part of the way the Society of Jesus deals with prejudice is through the promotion of justice in bringing the marginalized to the mainstream.