05 December 2008

Butte Montana: Arsenic is Good for You! A Superfund play.

“Arsenic is Good for You!”

Museum of Fine Arts--Butte (MoFAB), 405 W Park St, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Admission free.

A short play about arsenic levels
in Butte and Anaconda.

Modeled on Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed,” each act will be performed several times. After two repetitions, audience members will be invited to participate by taking the place of an actor and redefining that actor’s role. Performance of the final act may be continued so long as audience members are willing to participate.

The play will be introduced with a brief historical overview by Dr. Pat Munday, Professor of Science & Technology Studies with Montana Tech.

The play is a production by a team of students from Munday’s “Politics of Technical Decisions” class at Montana Tech, featuring Annie Michaud, Scott Parini, Samantha Sheble, and Anthony Willard. Characters include Marcus Daly, Butte, Anaconda, Arco-BP, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

For additional information, please contact Pat Munday at pmunday@mtech.edu or 406.496.4461.

Marcus Daly, Butte's "greatest" Copper King, c. 1900:

Anaconda Company's Washoe Smelter, in its heyday, c. 1920:

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