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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

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Mayan play, exhibit at WCU

The 2016-17 Western Carolina University Galaxy of Stars Series will continue with “Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya,” a theatrical performance written and directed by Hiram Marina. The play, featuring actors from Chiapas, Mexico, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Bardo Arts Center on campus. 

The production recreates the life of Tzakbu, who was a queen, wife, mother and governor of the Mayans. The performance will be spoken in authentic Mayan language and each audience member will receive a program booklet that includes scene synopsis translations. It is not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Individual tickets are $24 for adults/seniors, $20 for WCU faculty/students, and $8 for students/children. They can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 828.227.2479. 

The Fine Art Museum at WCU will also host a reception for its exhibit “The Language of Weaving: Contemporary Maya Textiles” on from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The exhibit runs through Friday, Nov. 11, and is part of “Maya Explorations at Bardo Arts Center,” which will coincide with the stage performance.



• Comedian Eric O’Shea will perform at 9 p.m. Sept. 23 in the UC Illusions (Room 309) at Western Carolina University. 

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