The Niceties By Eleanor Burgess | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

September 27, 2023 - September 30, 2023
7:30 PM

UIS Studio Theatre
One University Plaza, Springfield




What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.  

In this “barnburner of a play” (The Washington Post), two extraordinary women square off in a high-stakes academic debate over race, reputation and who gets the final word on how American history is written. When university professor Janine and her brilliant student Zoe don’t see eye to eye, their routine office hours discussion unexpectedly careens off course—and threatens to derail their careers, lives and the status quo.

This event is presented in partnership with the UIS Diversity Center.