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September 25, 2019

Salem College’s Pierrette Players Present Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Collective Rage Play Poster; see page for details

Salem College’s Pierrette Players Present Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 25, 2019) - The Pierrette Players will present Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties the first weekend of October at the Drama Workshop in Salem College’s Elberson Fine Arts Center at 500 East Salem Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Performances will take place on October 3, 4, and 5 at 8 pm and October 6 at 2 pm. This is a ticketed event with tickets available at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are $5 for Salem students with valid ID, $7 for outside college students and Salem faculty with valid ID, and $10 general admission. Runtime is expected to be approximately 90 minutes.

Collective Rage is a 2018 dark comedy by Jen Silverman praised for its honest, powerful, and hilarious portrayal of five very different women all named Betty. Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love; but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. At the intersection of anger, sex, loneliness, Shakespeare, and The Thea-Tah, the Betties decide to put on a show like no other—all while navigating what it means to be a woman (especially a woman in love).

The Pierrette Players are the oldest student club at Salem College and the oldest all-women’s theatre company in the Triad, officially recognized since 1913. The Pierrettes perform two student-led productions each academic school year in accordance with their mission to provide empowering, representative, and quality theatre by and for the Winston-Salem community.