English Department Colloquium Series presents 'Working Things Out' November 10

The romantic comedy will be followed by a question and answer session with Playwright and Professor, Morgan James Peters I aka Mwalim

To kick off the UMass Dartmouth English Department's Colloquium Series, a performance of Mwalim's (Prof. Morgan James Peters, I) award-winning romantic comedy, Working Things Out, will be presented. A question and answer session with the playwright and professor of English and African/African American Studies will take place after the play. 

The play will be at the UMass Dartmouth Campus on November 10, 2005 in the Main Auditorium at 6 p.m. Admission is free. 

Working Things Out, subtitled, A Romantic Comedy Of Sorts, was produced by Boston's oldest professional black theatre company: New African Company. Directed by Cilla Albee and performed by Born Bi-Kim and Kaili Turner, "Working Things Out" was presented in August 2005 at the National Black Theatre Festival. It was a hit and played before full houses and standing ovations. The show is currently being courted for production and presentation at theatres throughout the U.S. The play contains adult themes & language, so parental discretion is advised. 

Working Things Out chronicles the development of a relationship between Oliver and Janet, who meet one night at a poetry reading. As the friendship turns to passion will their relationship survive the spontaneity, insecurities and baggage of the past? 

"Brother Mwalim is a talent in the tradition of Ben Caldwell and Ishmael Reed... humorist and social commentator." said Larry Leon Hamlin, NBTF Producer, Artistic Director of the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre. 

For more information please contact: Prof. Morgan James Peters I at 508-999-8304 or email mpeters@umassd.edu

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