SEVEN Goes To Winters, California

SEVEN goes to Northern Cal!  Here’s a view of media coverage of the Winters Theatre Company production:

Seven Profiles Human Rights Activists

The upcoming production of the Winters Theatre Company, Seven, is not the usual comedy or light fare presented by WTC.  Seven is a documentary play which celebrates remarkable women changing the world.  It profiles seven human rights activists in Pakistan, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Russia, Guatemala, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

7-cast-winters“This play was especially chosen as the Fall show because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” states Anita Ahuja, director of the production who also works as a Manager for the California Victim Compensation Board.   “It’s tragic that so many women around the globe continue to suffer from domestic violence and other crimes such as human trafficking and are barred from being educated. Seven delves deep into these issues and inspires us to help.”

The show profiles the lives of seven incredible women who overcame great obstacles in order to help others.  Through storytelling and ensemble performances, the experiences of these women are brought to life.

Seven has been performed around the world in many different languages, and in 22 states in the US, and supporters have included Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton.  A group of NATO generals, yes, males, presented the script as a way of raising awareness about the issues faced by women.  The show has also been performed for the United Nations.

Seven was conceived by Carol Mack and written by seven award-winning playwrights: Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz through the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network in 2006.

Seven opens on Friday, September 30th with a Champagne Gala at 8:00 p.m.  Subsequent performances are scheduled for Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. which will be a benefit for EMPOWER YOLO, Thursday, October 6th at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8th at 8:00 p.m. at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, and Sunday, October 9th at 2:00 p.m.   All shows, with the exception of October 8th, will be presented at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters. Tickets may be purchased at or by emailing

Above photo of the cast, left to right: Carla Fleming, Fran Wittman, Ana Kormos, Monica Arneja, Janene Whitesell, Meera Klein and Shahzana Ali (seated).  Photo credit: Woody Fridae


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