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Central State University Theater To Present 'Day Of Absence'

Day of Absence is a 1965 play that explores race and community when a town wakes up to find that all of its Black residents have disappeared.  Director John Fleming and members of the student cast joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota on Excursions to talk about the production and share some previews of the performance.

Day of Absence will be performed on November 15 and 16 at the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center on Central State's Campus. Learn more at: http://www.centralstate.edu/academics/CHAS/humanities/index2.php?Theatre-7

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.