- Butler student Britanny Staten (right) and Phoenix Theater actor Diane Tsao Boehm rehearse 'SEVEN.'
Butler University and Phoenix Theatre joined forces last weekend to present SEVEN, a global look at how seven woman activists have overcome obstacles and fought for what they believe to be right. The women chronicled and the message shared in this intellectual piece of theater are truly moving. Unfortunately, the way in which these ideas are conveyed is not. The script — crafted by seven playwrights, each working from an interview with a featured activist — suffered from a lack of variation through its 75 minutes of direct address and monologue. Despite solid performances from both students and locals, who did justice to these seven compelling, real-life stories, the script simply failed to make the leap from page to stage. Sept. 5-8 at Butler University Theatre