One-woman shows performed Feb. 7 at GSU

2014-02-06T00:00:00Z One-woman shows performed Feb. 7 at GSUFor The Times nwitimes.com
February 06, 2014 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | Two Women. Two Stories. One Night. Chicago-based performers Medina Perine and Penelope Walker will be performing their one-woman shows "Hair Crownicles" and "Sugar Funk" for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Governors State University Center for Performing Arts.

Explore what it means to be a woman on a quest for balance and acceptance in the hilarious and poignant, "Hair Crownicles" and "Sugar Funk." This no holds barred journey blends house music, dance and humor to deliver a message of empowerment that all women can relate to. Join Media Perine on her personal quest to come to terms with her hair amid peer pressure and social expectations. Then watch Penelope Walker dance her way through life with diabetes and a whole lot of humor, finding a sense of balance through family, fitness and spirituality.

Penelope Walker is a Chicago-based actress who has appeared in several shows at the Steppenwolf and the Goodman, including multiple returns in the annual "A Christmas Carol.”

Medina Perine is a New Orleans native who is active in Chicago theater, appearing in ETA, Gorilla Tango Theater, DuSable Museum and MPAACT Theater Company productions.

Only 200 audience members will be seated onstage with the performers for this unique and intimate performance. Tickets are $25. Seniors (65+) pay $20. Students pay $10. Discounts are not available online.

This event is part of the One More Night series, bringing Chicago artists to the Southland and is supported by The Chicago Community Trust. The  2013-2014 season is sponsored in part by a grant from The Illinois Arts Council, and agency of the state of Illinois.

Buy tickets online at CENTERTICKETS.NET or call the Box Office at (708) 235-2222.

The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and two hours prior to performances. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts at GSU Center. Patrons who select three 2013-2014 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).

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