STRICTLY SOCIAL: Networking + Private Performance at WHT

During the February Member’s Only Lunch there were multiple requests for events where members could meet each other socially and have the opportunity to network.  We are pleased to announce a series of events we are calling STRICTLY SOCIAL.

This year we are planning on three or four of these events.  The details haven’t all been worked out yet, but they will range from informal gatherings in great locations, to special events for GWG members and guests.  There will be a charge for attendance to cover costs.

Our first STRICTLY SOCIAL event will feature a private performance of the Tony award-winning, Pulitzer prize-winning show, Clybourne Park at The Warehouse Theatre.  The play will be preceded by a social hour with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  The evening will start at 7:00 and the cost is $40 per person for members and guests.

Kicking off Warehouse Theatre’s Main Stage season, Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom home at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.

And if the subject matter sounds intriguing and a little familiar, you’ll also want to attend the GWG Education Session on October 19:  “Greenville’s Gentrification Dilemma – Where Do I Live Now?”

Greenville Onine Article – Art Imitates Life: Gentrification to take center stage in Greenville

If you are interested in attending, please send a check (payable to Greenville Women Giving) for $40 per person to GWG Administrator c/o Community Foundation of Greenville, 630 E. Washington St., Suite A,  Greenville SC 29601.  Seating is limited, so please reserve early.  Guests are welcome.

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