UMA presents free performances of ‘An Authentic Mess: Dispatches from the Beauty Battlefield’

AUGUSTA — The Cultural Events Committee of the University of Maine at Augusta will present two free performances of “An Authentic Mess: Dispatches from the Beauty Battlefield,” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 20.
The Wednesday performance will be at noon at the Michael Klahr Center on the Augusta campus, 46 University Drive; the Thursday performance at noon in 124 Eastport Hall, University Driuve, Bangor, on the Bangor campus.
The performances are free and open to the public.
The comic drama was written by and stars Lily E. Garnett, and combines autobiography with storytelling to explore self-image, social conditioning, beauty standards and how society values people, particularly women. Produced by Bored At Midnight Productions, of Orlando, Fla., the production is directed by Rebekah Lane and has been staged in fringe festivals in Portland, Orlando and Kansas City, Mo.
Although there is no objectionable language, the production does include some mature themes and is not suitable for very young children. For more information, contact David Greenham, lecturer in drama, at the University of Maine at Augusta, 207- 621-3531 or