UALR’s performance of ‘The Waiting Room’ kicks off Sept. 26

UALR’s first theatre production of the 2013-14 academic year kicks off  Thursday, Sept. 26.

Performances of “The Waiting Room” by Lisa Loomer will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6. Thursday and Friday shows are at 8 p.m., Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

Performances will be at Haislip Arena Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts at UALR. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and $5 for UALR students, faculty, and staff, and for seniors.

For more information or tickets call 501.569.3456.

The story involves three women from three different centuries who meet in a modern-day doctor’s waiting room.

The story of the women is wrapped in the sexual and social politics of a male-dominated medical industry. The issues range from cultural aesthetics to breast cancer treatment.

The female characters include an 18th-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are literally falling apart; a 19th-century woman who has been so tightly corseted she is suffering from what was called “hysteria;” and a contemporary American woman suffering the side effects of silicone breast implants.

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