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Menopause Mama to visit URI Oct. 17

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KINGSTON, R.I. --October 8, 2004óFifty-four year-old singer, actress, and playwright Rose Weaver will bring her one-woman play, Menopause Mama, to the University of Rhode Island on Sunday, Oct. 17. The play will be performed at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom, Kingston campus.

Weaverís Menopause Mama is feisty, frank, and fun. Her hot flashes are only power surges. Weaverís songs tie midlife womenís trials together. The playís a celebration of the natural and unstoppable process of aging. And itís not for women only.

The audience can meet the artist right after the show. Weaver will join M. Beverly Swan, URIís provost and vice president of academic affairs, Phil Clark, director of the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, and Helen Mederer, chair of URIís Sociology Department, in a panel discussion.

Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 874-2832 and they will also be available at the door. The event is sponsored by URIís Office of Research and Outreach, Womenís Center, Womenís Studies Program, Women in Science, College of Arts & Sciences, ADVANCE, and the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center.

Photo Credit Sheila K. Lawrence