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UNT communications students perform show about race in America

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The University of North Texas Communication Studies Department will present a performance of "What We Talk About When We Talk About Race" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the UNT Lyceum, located in the UNT Union at 1155 Union Circle. 

Due to previous success in the initial run of the show Oct. 4-8 and ongoing success at the Petit Jean Performance Festival in Arkansas, the cast opted to do a final curtain call.

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Race" is a performance created from  a year-long discussion between African-American and white students and professors in the communication studies department. What started as a set of informal dinners, in which students and professors shared personal stories about race was turned into a production that includes personal narrative and adaptations of literature. The piece was collaboratively conceived, written, and directed.

The production also led to a two-hour long documentary about the show. It is scheduled for release in December 2017.

The department's performances on campus early in October filled the performance spaces to capacity, as did presentations at the Petit Jean Performance Festival in Arkansas.

Admission to the performance is free.