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Tree of Fire

March  14, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bachelor's Completion Program   


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Tree of Fire

Tree of Fire

An evening of socially relevant theatre followed by Q&A and a light reception

Director: Linda Lowry
Actors: Ahku and Ellyn Alonzo

A Magnolia tree catches fire  in an aged and ominous women's prison. Three female inmates who have been forgotten and left to perish are suddenly shaken into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison world.

 "...A powerful play that expresses the rage women feel imprisoned by the limits of men's conscience... An authentic voice comes shinning through with poetry and courage."  -Josefina Lopez 

"Tree of Fire" sings and screams for those who have no voice.We meet women who are separated from their families, from their lives, from time itself.  Never self pitying and often very funny, this piece takes us into the soul of their experience.  Style and content are boldly woven together to give us an intimate encounter with the heart of the imprisoned." -Leon Martell

Namaste Hall, California Institute of Integral Studies 1453 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103


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Bachelor's Degree Completion Program at CIIS

Bachelor's Degree Completion Program at CIIS

Serving adult learners who have completed the equivalent of the first two years of college, the CIIS bachelor's completion degree is designed to complement busy lifestyles. Since 2000, this program has graduated 68 percent of its students within one year of enrollment. The core curriculum in the School of Undergraduate Studies evolves each semester according to our students, faculty, contemporary culture and emerging scholarship. In the core curriculum, students work together in a cohort, or a group of peers over the three-semester sequence.