“The Force of Habit”
“Preview Night” showcases this comedy/theatre fundraiser for Our Place. The story begins with a brother and sister, separated at birth, grow up apart - Felix is brought up by his mother to speak softly, fear thunder and stitch, while Hipolita grows up with her father in a war zone, learning to wield a sword. When they are thrown together when their parents reunite, they are shocked by each other’s ways. The comedy begins as Felix teaches his sister how to wear high heels and Hipolita shows him how to use a weapon. Through the power of love, Felix for Leonor and Hipolita for Don Luis, the siblings begin to drift into more conventional gender roles. Hipolita finds her manly determination slipping away into demure and self-questioning ways, and Felix learns to stand up for himself and fight for the woman he loves. Both brother and sister overcome ‘the force of habit’ of the way they were raised and adopt traditional social roles, but their journey to love and social acceptance is highly unconventional. For tickets, call or stop by Our Place, 1509 W. College Ave., 509-326-7267.
- 6 p.m.
- Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave.
- Logan neighborhood, Northeast Spokane
- $25, includes reception with appetizers, wine and silent auction
- (509) 326-7267
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