For its third season, Central Square Theater
will feature a World Premiere musical, a Haitian folk tale by Derek
Walcott, a trilogy about the Israel-Palestine conflict, and a
classic by Eugene O’Neill.
This poignant and uniquely funny play brings together two
of O’Neill’s most memorable characters -- Josie Hogan, a tough-talking
Irish immigrant, and Jim Tyrone, first introduced in the autobiographical
"Long Day’s Journey Into Night" -- as
their search for redemption weaves an unlikely and magnificent love story.
An Israeli soldier encounters a mysterious Palestinian woman
in the Rafah Zoo. A Palestinian father reveals to a young Israeli woman
their shared history. A bookish Iraqi bird collector tells of his conscription
into Saddam’s army. Through magic realism and surprising humor,
the production reaches out like a prophecy, challenging audiences to envision
peace during the holiday season.
Inspired by a real life meeting, intriguing questions arise
when Salvador Dali arrives at Sigmund Freud’s
house for tea. What’s with the morphine drip? Why is Freud
haunted by one of his earliest cases? Will Dali ever get to paint Freud?
And who is that naked woman? All will be revealed in The Nora
Theatre Company’s production, under the direction of Associate
Director Daniel Gidron.
A first time collaboration between the two companies, the production will be a celebration of Haitian art, music, and spirit. A Caribbean family is in crisis -- three brothers are pulled into a dangerous game with the Devil in this fanciful but dark story of battling despair through fierce humor and love.
The season continues from April 7 - May 8, 2011 with "Breaking
the Code." Hugh Whitemore’s elegant
and deeply moving play about brilliant British mathematician Alan
Turing reveals connections between his cracking of the Nazi’s
“unbreakable” Enigma Code and his refusal to live a closeted
life. Turin embraced apparent contradictions: gay man and war hero; marathon
runner and Disney film fan. He also envisioned a “universal”
machine” and set the stage for modern computer technology.
Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, a science theater collaboration between
Underground Railway Theater and MIT,
will enhance the production with post-show conversations with renowned
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