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‘Belfast Blues’ at SUNY New Paltz on Oct. 14, 15

WHAT: Play, “Belfast Blues” WHEN: Oct. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. WHERE: McKenna The­atre on the SUNY New Paltz cam­pus, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz DE­TAILS: “Belfast Blues,” a one-woman play writ­ten and per­formed by Geral­dine Hughes, comes to SUNY New Paltz. “Belfast Blues” is a ta­pes­try of sto­ries told from Hughes’ per­spec­tive as a child in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. These sto­ries bear wit­ness to the many faces of “try­ing to live a nor­mal life” amidst the vi­o­lence born of the long-stand­ing grudge be­tween Catholics and Protes­tants. The play is di­rected by Carol Kane, who ap­peared in the tele­vi­sion se­ries “Taxi” and the movies “An­nie Hall” and “Dog Day Af­ter­noon.” Tick­ets are $20 and $18 for se­niors ages 62 and older, as well as SUNY New Paltz fac­ulty and staff and non-SUNY New Paltz stu­dents. Ad­mis­sion is $10 for SUNY New Paltz stu­dents. CON­TACT: Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the Parker The­atre box of­fice or by vis­it­ing new­paltz.edu/ the­atre. Call (845) 257-3880 or send an email to box­of­fice@new­paltz.edu for more in­for­ma­tion.

Screen­ing of doc­u­men­tary on im­mi­grants at Vas­sar

WHAT: Screen­ing of doc­u­men­tary WHEN: Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. WHERE: Room 203 in Tay­lor Hall on the cam­pus of Vas­sar Col­lege, 124 Ray­mond Ave., Pough­keep­sie DE­TAILS: A new doc­u­men­tary, “A Dar­ing Jour­ney: From Im­mi­gra­tion to Ed­u­ca­tion,” fol­lows the sto­ries of four in­di­vid­u­als who risked their lives to cross the bor­der from Mex­ico to the United States. Two of the film’s sub­jects, Ruben and Janet Robles, came to the U.S. as a young cou­ple. The doc­u­men­tary tells the story of their son’s time as a stu­dent at Vas­sar, which seeks to re­cruit first-gen­er­a­tion, low-in­come stu­dents. Ruben Robles Jr. grad­u­ated from Vas­sar in 2014. Another story charts a man’s early days in the U.S. liv­ing in a shack, even­tu­ally go­ing to law school and be­com­ing a Cal­i­for­nia state at­tor­ney. Another fo­cuses on the strug­gles of be­ing an un­doc­u­mented col­lege stu­dent with no ac­cess to loans. The screen­ing is free and open to the pub­lic. CON­TACT: Visit vas­sar.edu for more in­for­ma­tion.

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