Events on April 11 in Savannah and Morrow, GA, Open to the Public

April 07, 2014

Play in Savannah

The Saint Leo University Dramaturgy Program is pleased to present Everyman for the enjoyment of all those at the Saint Leo University Savannah Education Center as well as the general community. The performance will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, at Lake Mayer Community Park, Pavilion 1, at 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. The location is just two miles from the Savannah Education Center, located at 74206 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Everyman was staged by student performers April 3, 4, and 5 at University Campus (pictured). The cast and crew are driving north to bring their production to Savannah. The performance time is about an hour and there is no intermission.

Everyman is a centuries-old Christian morality play about what a person is left with at the end of his or her life. The production is a more modern retelling with costumes reflecting American history, and a mural that serves as a backdrop depicting important scenes from the nation’s evolution.

Candis Lott, Savannah Education Center director, says the center “is excited to have Saint Leo University’s production of Everyman come to the beautiful city of Savannah. This is an amazing opportunity for our Savannah students and the University Campus students to interact, and expands the reach of the University Campus to all the students.” Dramaturgy is an option for students majoring in English at Saint Leo University, and emphasizes skills required in writing and staging plays, as well as acting.

For more information, contact David McGinnis, director of theatre, at david.mcginnis@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8401.

Morrow Lecture on Race and Gender in the Workplace

The School of Arts and Sciences is also hosting a lecture at 6 p.m., Friday, April 11, by sociologist and author Adia Harvey Wingfield, Ph.D., called “No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work,” at the Saint Leo University Morrow Education Center, 1590 Adamson Parkway, near Interstate 75 and Highway 54 (Jonesboro Road), Morrow, GA 30260. It is free and open to the public, as well as to Saint Leo University alumni and students from the neighboring Marietta and Gwinnett Education Centers that also serve suburban Atlanta. A reception will follow the lecture.

The title of Dr. Wingfield’s lecture comes from her 2012 book of the same name, published by Temple University Press. Dr. Wingfield (pictured) interviewed black male professionals including doctors, lawyers, and bankers to see how they navigate career challenges and find opportunities in white, male-dominated occupations. She has also researched entrepreneurism among black women. She is currently an associate professor of sociology at Georgia State University.

For more information, contact Saint Leo sociology faculty member Dr. Margaret Chris Snead, at margaret.snead@saintleo.edu, or at (205) 223-6789.