Murray State College to present award-winning Off Broadway play about diversity and acceptance


The cultural events committee at MSC, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is proud to announce two performances of “They Call Me Q.”

The performances, by award-winning actress, producer, TV host and philanthropist Qurrat Kadwani, will be held on February 5 in Tishomingo in Fletcher Auditorium and on February 6 in Ardmore at the Brass Ring Theatre.  Both performances, which begin at 7 p.m., are free and open to the public.

They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx.  As she works to adjust to American culture, she seeks balance between the pressures from her traditional parents and new friends.  Along the journey, Kadwani transforms into 13 characters representing those who have shaped her life, including her parents, teachers, and classmates.

Kadwani is the first South Asian female to have a solo play produced Off Broadway for which so many awards have been won, including Best Play and Best Actress.

 “We are extremely proud to bring this caliber of performance art to southern Oklahoma.  Our students and community members will benefit by learning more about the humanities from this piece presented and portrayed by Ms. Kadwani,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

Although funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), any views, findings, conclusion, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of OH, NEH or MSC.

The public is encouraged to attend this special presentation.  For more information, contact Susan Yeager at or 580-387-7461.


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