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WISDOM Sponsors a Performance on Solitary Confinement

posted Mar 30, 2016, 6:04 PM by Sophia Webmaster
The Solitary Confinement Workgroup of the ROC Wisconsin Campaign is proud to announce five April performances in Wisconsin of the award-winning play:
 
Mariposa & the Saint:

From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters

Mariposa and the Saint, by Julia Steele Allen, an award-winning playwright and activist, brings to life the true story of a woman locked in solitary confinement for nearly three years, in her own words.

You can watch a short video about the play online at the Marshall Project here.

The New Yorker proclaimed: “The play presents solitary confinement as a particularly egregious failure on the part of the prison system to approach prisoners—not just the good and the innocent but also the guilty and the bad—as complete human beings.”

Rebecca Wallace, ACLU of Colorado, said: “The play is beautiful and terrifying and reminded me in my heart why we do this work.”
The Wisconsin performances of Mariposa and the Saint will be:
 

Sunday, April 24, 7:00 pm:           
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St., Madison WI                                                         
 

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm:         
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1609 University Avenue, Madison WI
 

Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm:     
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton WI
 

Thursday, April 28, 3:00 pm:        
Calvary Presbyterian Church
935 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI
 

Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm:             
St. Matthew's ELCA
1615 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa WI
 

In all cases, doors open 30 minutes before the performance. There is no admission fee, but donations to defray costs are encouraged. The play itself lasts for 45 minutes, and is followed by a 45 minute dialogue with the audience, including a chance to hear from Wisconsinites who have spent time in solitary confinement.

The Wisconsin performances of Mariposa and the Saint are part of an 8-state tour. The play has been performed in Penitentiaries, and for gatherings of high-ranking Corrections officials in other states.

For more information, visit www.rocwisconsin.org, or contact WISDOM at 414-831-2070.

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