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Ryan Iwanicki

Clarisse Reid, Emerjade Simms, Brendan Kinnon, Ryan IwanickiClarisse Reid, Emerjade Simms, Brendan Kinnon, and Ryan Iwanicki in the University Players production of “An Experiment with an Air Pump.” Photo by Doug MacLellan ©University Players

Patrons praise powerful play

Audiences exiting the current University Players production have issued high praise, says marketing coordinator Anna Galka.

“The comments we have been gathering extol not only the writing and staging, but the quality of the actors’ work,” she says.

An Experiment with an Air Pump is part detective story, part science play, told in the same house in time frames 200 years apart.

Ann Price is a regular member of the drama department’s audiences. “We always love coming, and we’ll always come back,” she said.

AfroFest to offer a taste of the diaspora

AfroFest, the African Diaspora Festival, continues Thursday and Friday with events to stimulate all the senses.

Thursday at 4 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre Commons, the festival will feature a series of performances – from story-telling to music, dance and African drumming.

On Friday, February 10, organizers offer Taste of the Diaspora, a chance to sample foods from around the world sharing a common African heritage. Starts at 4 p.m., also in the CAW Student Centre Commons.