Play offers Iraqi women's perspectives

LONG BEACH - University Players at Cal State Long Beach will present "9 Parts of Desire" March 18 through April 9.The play is co-directed by Ann Justine D'Zmura and Trevor Biship and deals with nine Iraqi women's perspectives on love and courage in a war-torn world. "Considering everything that is happening in the world is very timely," said D'Zmura. "These are women's stories, yet they give a larger picture of society in general. It is a celebration of human courage, fortitude, perseverance, suffering, pain and triumph despite horrific times, events." Performances will be given daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at 8 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. It will be presented in the Players Theater on the CSULB south campus, accessible via both East and West Campus Drive. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets and information, call (562) 985-5526 or visit

********** Published: March 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 48