Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 4/17/2000

BRATTLEBORO, VT - "Peasant of El Salvador," the award-winning drama featuring Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater.

Focusing on the life of a hill farmer in El Salvador, "Peasant" tells the human story behind the news of civil war, struggle, and the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

The play, which was born in Brattleboro, is now in its twentieth year of touring throughout the USA. Gould, who is a visiting professor of Spanish at Marlboro College, and Stearns earned the 1996 Queens College Human Rights Award for creating "Peasant" and for "making our world a better place to be."

This performance - the only local showing of "Peasant" this season - is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged to benefit Pure Water for the World.

The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or check the college's on-line events calendar at http://www.marlboro.edu/calendar/calendar.html.

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