Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Festival of lights celebrated

Katie Kallamni

Starting Nov. 11, the SUNY Plattsburgh Theater Department will present Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” This new and modern interpretation of the classic play features translations into Spanish by playwright Nilo Cruz and celebrates the fictional town of Grover’s Corners as a multilingual and multicultural community of today. 

This performance of “Our Town” will be presented in the Hartman Theatre inside the John Myers Building. It will also feature cameos by members of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and Fuerza, the Black and Latinx Student Union. The show runs Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Due to health restrictions, seats for all performances are limited. Tickets will be $8 for general admission and $3 for SUNY students.

In other SA news, Thanksgiving break bus tickets went on sale Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Buses will depart from campus Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and return to campus Nov. 28. Buses will stop at the Bronx, Brooklyn, Garden City, Huntington, Manhattan and Newburgh. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5 online at University Tickets. They are first come, first serve and are $140 round trip. They are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Additional information to assist trip planning will be available through the ticketing system.

Meanwhile, Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by people of Hindu, Jain, Sikh and sometimes Buddhist faith. Club International is planning to host this event in the accomplishment of the large number of international students on campus. They are planning to have a dance session where other international students and Club International members are going to perform. Then, there will be a table lantern making competition with gift card prices. 

Representative Manasi Jadhav said the event is a place where people can come together and celebrate. 

The event will end with Indian food and a photo shoot. The $1,500 budget for this event was unanimously approved. 

Lastly, the SA announced Nov. 13 will support small business day in Plattsburgh.

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