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October 19, 2004

First Monday series presents an antiwar play by Gertrude Stein

WHO: Gavilan College Theater Arts Department

WHAT: First Monday playreading series presents Yes is For A Very Young Man, by Gertrude Stein. This play is based in some degree on the author's experiences in occupied France during World War II. The play deals with the emotional conflicts which divided France and much of the world during the heyday of fascism. It was presented on Broadway in 1946, shortly after the death of the author. Born in Allegheny, Pa., Stein spent her adult years in Paris. Her Paris home was a salon for the Cubist and experimental artist and writers, among them Henri Matisse, Sherwood Anderson, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Stein was well known for unorthodox writing, her Roman senator haircut and her verbal facility. This anti-war piece can be found in her collection Last Operas and Plays. Admission is free.

WHEN: November 1, 2004 @ 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gavilan College Theater; 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020

WHY: The First Monday Series is a playreading series that has been created to introduce the South Valley Communities to diverse theatrical experiences through the reading and discussion of challenging and socially relevant contemporary materials, presented by professional actors, Gavilan College students, and members of the community.
The series takes place on the first Monday of each month (except on holidays).
We invite the submission of new works for consideration to be a part of this series.
We would also like to encourage playreading suggestions from the community.
To suggest a play for consideration, please contact Julianne Palma at (408) 848-4717.


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