TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho Stage Door will perform “Soiled Doves” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, 315 Falls Ave.
“… for the prodigal daughter there is no return. Were she with her wasted form and bleeding feet to drag herself back to home, she, the fallen and the lost, which would be her welcome?” From “The Soiled Dove Plea” by Temple Houston, 1899.
In 2011, the Nevada Shakespeare Company wrote and produced an original play, “Voices in the Life,” based on interviews and research exploring the history and cultural impact of prostitution and human trafficking in the state of Nevada. CSI’s Shane Brown and Camille Barigar — in collaboration with Cameron Crain, founder of the Nevada Shakespeare festival, and Norman Stephens, executive producer of the original play — have rewritten the script to explore the same concepts in the Magic Valley.
Members of the Twin Falls theater community will perform a table reading of this original script, “Soiled Doves.” It illuminates the lives of women who have worked in prostitution and have been coerced into the dark world of human trafficking, as well as explore the implications for the women themselves and our rural community as a whole. The reading will include real-life stories and photos of brothels in Twin Falls and surrounding towns from the 1880s through the 1960s — gathered from newspaper clippings and interviews of residents who had ties to the oldest profession, which was prevalent in Magic Valley history.
Tickets are: adults $10, CSI or high school or younger students $5, for individual performances; adults $60, students $30, for season tickets — available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 208-732-6288, by going to tickets.csi.edu, or at the door. Seating is limited to 100 people.
Caution is advised for the younger age group attending the show due to content. More information: call 208-732-6788.