Saturday, May 17, 2014
FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill & THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco
TWO WEIRD PLAYS directed by Alan Freeman
In FAR AWAY Caryl Churchill has written a poignant and disturbing story. It is a tragi-comic play about a dystopian, future world in which the little girl, Joan, becomes an adult as the world – in fact all creation – prepares for war.
THE BALD SOPRANO, one of the best known existentialist/absurdist comedy of all time, was written by a Romanian émigré who was astonished by, among other things, the absurdity of language.
Translation by Donald M. Allen
FAR AWAY and THE BALD SOPRANO also perform April 4 & 5 at 7:30pm.
Director Alan Freeman will give a talk following the April 5 performance.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Othello is Shakespeare’s remarkable domestic tragedy. Almost a chamber play, against the background of the tumult of Venetian trade wars, Othello follows five characters trapped inside the violent revenge fantasy of theater’s most chilling psychopath. At the heart of his play, Shakespeare retells the Italian writer Cinthio’s story of African Othello, the great general of Venice, driven mad with jealousy at the hands of his trusted officer, Iago. It is a uniquely powerful and moving experience as we watch the most improbable, and simultaneously hopeful, love story—of winter and spring, black and white—disintegrate before us in the hands of what Coleridge called “motiveless malignity.”
Othello also performs April 18-19, 25-26 at 7:30pm and April 27 at 2:00pm
Director John Bouchard will give a talk following the April 18 performance