A preview of the next UST-CSC Theater Department production, "The Love of the Nightingale," will be offered from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.

The play opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Frey Theater at the College of St. Catherine.

The preview, part of the Luann Dummer Center’s "Feminist Fridays" series, will give you the opportunity to meet director Kamesha Jackson, performance and visual artist Lisa Arnold and dramaturge Jean Martinson.

Bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Everyone’s welcome. If you need more information, call the center, (651) 962-6119.

"The Love of the Nightingale" is a modern, original, serious drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker, combining elements of Greek myth, history and classical Greek drama. This play is a contemporary retelling of the ancient myth of Procne and Philomel, as dramatized by a playwright who has received high praise for her poetic treatment of social issues. Wertenbaker emphasizes themes of sisterhood, sexual politics, violence, and healing. The production runs through Oct. 19. For reservations, call (651) 690-6700.