A double bill of shows will be presented in the Marion Kleinau Theater on SIU's Carbondale campus.

"Birthplace: A Florida Woman Show," written and performed by Shelby Swafford and directed by Anna Wilcoxen, is an autoethnographic performance that blends personal narrative, feminist theory and Florida history to reimagine cultural perceptions of womanhood, family and regional identity. This show contains mature themes.

"Bless our Hearts: An Oral History of the Queer South" is a series of interviews compiled and performed by Colin Whitworth, who co-directs with Craig Gingrich-Philbrook. The show uses personal narrative and oral history to journey through the queer South looking for answers how the diversity of people who share these identities make sense of what many think of as contradiction. This show also has mature themes.

Each show is about 45 minutes long, and there will be a short intermission between the two.

The double-bill show starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and 28 in the Marion Kleinau Theater, on the second floor of the Communications Building. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students. For reservations, call 618-453-5618.

— The Southern

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