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My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today
My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Local playwright Walter (Mac) Davis,  who had written, directed and starred last year in his Emily Dickens play, "Aberration of Starlight", has written another work- a more emotional piece titled "Every Six Minutes Violence" presented on Thursday, April 24 at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue.

Davis’s play brings light to the fact that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. He believes his play provides a painful self-analysis of the violent act of rape to women in today’s society.

“'Every Six Minutes' is an attempt to create a work of art as its title identifies a primary fact: in the U.S. today,  a woman is raped every six minutes-and this statistic reflects only reported rapes,” said Davis.

The play is directed by Hannah Berkowitz, Gretchen Cline and Karen Hammes; it features Grand Valley State University's Emilee Miller and Samara Woolfolk with Carmen Hammes and Davis.

The free premier performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets or registration is not required. Seating is general admission only. This play is also presented by the Loutit District Library.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 232.

Walter A. (Mac) Davis, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University is the author of a number of books of psychoanalytic cultural criticism. His works include "Inwardness and Existence"; "Get the Guests"; and "Death's Dream Kingdom". While teaching, he also pursued a second career as an actor and playwright.  Roles played include: Hamlet, King Lear and Oscar Madison.  He is currently working on an interminable novel ironically titled "The Last Catholic". (Selections from his work are available at www.walteradavis.com.)

About LDL
Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 145,581 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative. Learn more by contacting LDL at www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560.

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