Long Story Short – Feb. 27, 2012
By Helen Zhao
Feb. 28, 2012 1:15 a.m.
“The Meeting” is a scene from the LCC Theatre Company’s winter production, “Please Stand By.” It will be performed Wednesday in Schoenberg 1200. In the scene, three individuals are on their way to a meeting when they wind up trapped in a nondescript location. There, they are haunted by memories of alienated loved ones.
Third-year political science student Yalda Mostajeran discusses her role as an actress jaded by the spotlight. What is she left with when her demons strip away her starlet guise? Hands for Africa at UCLA is inviting an amputee to discuss his adjustment to the loss of a leg. Originally scheduled for this Sunday, it will now take place within the next couple weeks. Co-president Chloe Peters shares her vision in applying the understanding gained to the needs of Sierra Leone civil war amputee victims. Then Hands for Africa founder Alton Harding discusses how prosthetics and education can restore lost hope to this region.