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ASNMSU presents diversity play

Using comedy, drama, and slam poetry to attack racism and stereotypes, the play "N*W*C," will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

formance is sponsored by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University.

Named the "Critic's Choice" by the Los Angeles Times, "N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk" or "N*W*C," as it is sometimes referred to, takes a hard look at the subject of race and stereotypes and breaks them down to look at core issues.

"The title of the play is a little out there, but the play has more meaning than controversy," said Mark Morris, director of activities for ASNMSU. "We are a diverse campus and because we want to welcome diversity we welcome this play."

"N*W*C" was co-written by Los Angeles natives Allan Axibal, Miles Gregley and Rafael Agustin, when they came together in college to write a play about race. The three said that by doing this play they hoped to de-power the words the play is based on. The show traces the origins and evolution of the three derogatory terms that shaped the lives of the three writers and took the place of a genuine understanding of their distinct cultures.

"It's a play for our generation," Gregley said. "Comedy is our attack."

The event is free and is open to all students. For more information on the play and the cast members, log on to www.speaktheaterarts.com

Bianca L. Granado
April 12, 2006