Event Calendar
Feb 16 - 19 , 2017


Pasant Theatre

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Wharton Center has commissioned a new dance and theatre piece with Inlet Dance Theatre of Cleveland and playwright JoseĢ Cruz Gonzalez. Among the Darkest Shadows tells the poignant stories of Lodi, a young victim of labor trafficking, and Pinta, a victim of sex trafficking. We follow their harrowing journey through contemporary enslavement and their struggle to be free. The story is told largely through innovative dance portraying the magical realism of Mr. Gonzalez’s writing, featuring his signature style of larger-than-life characters, bold visuals, poetic images, and striking symbolism. 

Run Time: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

Contains adult language and situations. 

insight preview
 There will be an Insight Preview before both performances begining at 6:45pm (2/16) and 12:15pm (2/19) in the Christman Lounge.

after chats
There will be an After Chat immediately following each performance inside the Pasant Theatre

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Crane Group. The production is underwritten in part by University Outreach and Engagement and the William Wright Endowment Fund for New Works.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio. 

Event Dates/Times

Event Details

  • Feb 16 - 19 , 2017
  • Pasant Theatre
  • Tickets from $19.50
  • Run Time: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

    Contains adult language and situations. 

  • MSU Student Tickets $18.00 with your APID.

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  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000