Underground Railway Theater
"The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East"

Presenting passionate dreams toward peace in Jerusalem and beyond, Naomi Wallace offers a unique combination of lyrical theatricality and political passion in her new triptych for the stage, "The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East," playing at Central Square Theater from November 18 - December 19.

Directed by Elena Araoz, T"he Fever Chart" is Underground Railway Theater’s first production as part of Central Square Theater’s 2010-2011 PowerPlays & Possibility season, bringing to life plays about power in many guises: personal, political, magical and ultimately transformational.

In three dream plays inspired by true events, an Israeli soldier encounters a mysterious Palestinian woman in the Rafah Zoo, a Palestinian father reveals to a young Israeli woman their shared history, and a bookish Iraqi bird collector tells of his conscription into Saddam’s army. Through magic realism and surprising humor, Underground Railway Theater’s production challenges audiences to envision peace during the holiday season.

The company includes Ken Baltin, Najla Said, Ibrahim Miari, Daniel Shaked, Harry Hobbs, and Maria Silverman.

Naomi Wallace has received The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize twice, the Kesselring Prize, The Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, and an Off-Broadway Theater Award. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts development grant. Her play "Things of Dry Hours" was produced last season at New York Theatre Workshop. Locally, "One Flea Spare" has been produced by New Repertory Theatre and "Slaughter City" by the American Repertory Theatre.

Conversations with special guests, academics, and the cast will follow select performances. For information and tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.centralsquaretheater.org.

-- OnStage Boston



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