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LATW bringing ‘Seven’ to Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG — Although documentaries are most often associated with the medium of film, “Seven” is billed as a “riveting documentary” — but is a play.

L.A. Theatre Works presents “Seven” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hall in the Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

The leadoff theater attraction in the 2019-2020 “Arts In Bloom” season, “Seven” is based on personal interviews with seven women, who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.

With the assistance of several collaborators, playwright Carol K. Mack conceived this tapestry of stories, dramatizing their struggles and triumphs over resistance, death threats, entrenched norms, and pervasive violence.

Since the premiere in 2008, “Seven” has been translated into 27 languages and performed worldwide in over 30 countries, sharing with an international audience these inspiring tales of bravery and persistence.

According to B.U. marketing, the play “Seven” makes a timeless and powerful statement that, “Even in the darkest times, one person, one voice and a single act of courage can change the lives of thousands.”

With the exception of one woman from Northern Ireland who died in 2013, each of the others have returned home to train and mentor more than 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities.

Although their individual causes include fighting corruption and advocating for equal rights, “Seven,” as a theatrical fare, focuses upon these women who want to unleash their leadership potential while helping to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in every community.

For more information, call 570-389-4409 or visit bloomu.edu/arts-in-bloom.

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