The Springer Opera House's "Charm School" results in diversity training workshop

In the Springer Opera House's Studio II Series play, "Charm School," warehouse worker Raymond Saunders finds himself in trouble when a joke he tells is not appreciated. His company is targeted for a discrimination lawsuit.

The Springer, the Business Resource Center of the Pastoral Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management have collaborated to provide a day-time performance of the play, followed by an hour-long discussion of the issues.

The performance begins at 11 a.m. April 23 in Foley Hall, 1017 First Ave.

Even though he denies being racist or sexist, Saunders agrees to go to diversity training or what he calls "charm school," to protect his company.

He shows up with an attitude and starts to point out that the trainer has prejudices that he may not realize he has.

The fee is $35, which includes the play and lunch. You must register by 5 p.m. April 15.

Call 706 649-6400, ext. 1204, to register.