HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES? VU Theatre May Have an Answer

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In an effort to focus attention on the overwhelming need to eradicate poverty in this lifetime, Vanderbilt University Theatre will present How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes this weekend, running tonight, February 24, through Sunday, February 28, in Neely Auditorium on the VU campus in Nashville.

"In How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, we take $1000 from the box office ticket sales and over the course of the show the audience decides how to spend that money to best fight poverty in and around Nashville," according to a press release. "There are scenes. There's music. There's dance. There's community conversation. You'll get to hear multiple perspectives from experts on poverty issues, and at the end of the show, the audience decides where the money goes. It's 90 minutes of theatre unlike any you've ever experienced."

"How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes is more than just a show - it's a conversation about poverty in Nashville," says Sadie Andros, a Vanderbilt student actress who appears in the show. "One of the goals of this performance is to invite a diverse array of perspectives into one room. I hope a lot of people can join us and add their voices to the conversation! It should be a unique theatrical event."

Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. February 24-27, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, February 28.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for graduate students and seniors, and $5 for undergraduates (with ID). If you or your organization would like to donate tickets to someone who may not be able to afford them, email

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