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THEATER | "Vanities"


Vanities, vanities, all is vanities ... even in the lives of three women during their friendship as 1960's high school cheerleaders and over the ensuing decade as participants in and protesters of the Vietnam War and the feminist movement. Jack Heifner's "Vanities" was a staple of community theaters for many years after its long Off-Broadway run in the 1970's, and the Department of Theatre and Music Studies at SUNY Brockport brings it back for a run starting this weekend. Director Francis Kuhn calls "Vanities" a play "about friendship, as well as the unexpected challenges that friends can face," and Heifner sums it up: "Your best friends from high school will always be your best friends from high school even if they aren't your best friends for life." Given the play's intimacy — just three actresses and three dressing tables (or vanities) — it will be performed in the school's Black Box Theatre.

"Vanities" will be performed Friday, February 26, through Sunday, March 6, at Tower Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 180 Holley Street, Brockport. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and both Sundays. February 28 performance ASL interpreted. $8.50-$16. 395-2787;