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Play Looks at Solitary Confinement as Told Through Letters from Inmate

"Mariposa and the Saint," a play about solitary confinement in a women’s prison by award-winning playwright Julia Steele Allen, will be performed Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Myers Fine Arts Building lobby.

The play tells the true story of Sara “Mariposa” Fonseca, who had been locked in solitary confinement for three years while serving time in a California women’s prison. It is based on letters exchanged between Allen and Fonseca during her time in the special housing unit.

Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini, the play will be performed by Allen and Ray Huth. A post-performance workshop features Tyrell Muhammad of the New York State Correctional Association, who spent seven years in solitary confinement and did time in Clinton Correctional Facility.

Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the criminal justice and theater departments, the performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julia Devine, coordinator, Center for Community Engagement, at 518-564-3022 or email [email protected].

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