LGBTQ reception for ‘Hit the Wall’ at ISU


NORMAL — The Illinois State University (ISU) LGBTQA Alumni Network is inviting alumni and friends to a performance of ISU’s School of Theatre and Dance’s “Hit the Wall” along with a special reception.

Guests attending the Feb. 22 reception for the show will be able to meet show director David Prete, hear from the actors, and enjoy appetizers.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 22
Show times: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Reception: 5-7 p.m.

Cost to attend the reception is $15. A cash bar will be available. Cost for a performance ticket is $8 (discounted alumni price). Register by 4:30 p.m. February 17 online or by calling Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586.

A description of “Hit the Wall” from the invitation:

It’s the summer of ’69, and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts into a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That’s the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. See what comes from the “I was there” moments in this spectacular performance.