NOW PLAYING -
the second in the trio of August 2008 productions
from Gemini CollisionWorks at The Brick:
The Brick Theater, Inc.
a Gemini CollisionWorks production of
a new play
written, designed and directed by Ian W. Hill
assisted by Berit Johnson
A meditation on—among other things—whether violence can ever be justified, and if so, what limits are there and where does it end?
An American woman who considers herself a patriot has committed a horrible, murderous, terrorist act on US soil as an act of protest and, she hopes, revolution against the United States Government, which she believes no longer represents the law, people, and Constitution of the USA. She finds herself in a room where she is questioned for days by a man and a woman—who may, in fact be the same person and who could be either a medical doctor or a military general. As she is interrogated, her mind, which may or may not be sane, reinterprets her surroundings into a chorus of voices—witches, revolutionaries, bossmen, old boyfriends, fragments of herself—arguing over the validity of her violent actions while at the same time trying to deny that the monstrous act has ever occurred, or that she could be capable of such a thing, and trying to reveal her beliefs while at the same time keeping her true self a deep secret.
Spell. A play for this time of many frustrating questions with no good answers. A story for those who want to want peace but have violence in their hearts. A patriotic scream. An examination of a serious mental disorder. An incantation. A length of time.
The cast of this production is
Olivia Baseman*, Fred Backus, Gavin Starr Kendall,
Samantha Mason, Iracel Rivero, Alyssa Simon*, Moira Stone*,
Liz Toft, Jeanie Tse, Rasmus Max Wirth, and Rasha Zamamiri
575 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
½ a block from the Lorimer stop of the L Train
or Metropolitan-Grand stop of the G Train
August 7, 10, 20 and 24 at 8.00 pm
August 9, 23 at 4.00 pm
(ERROR ON POSTCARD ABOVE AND ELSEWHERE:
there is NO August 17 performance of Spell at 4.00 pm,
and there IS an August 9 performance at that time)
approximately 2 hours long (including one intermission)
All tickets $15.00
Tickets available at the door or through theatermania.com
(212-352-3101 or toll-free: 1-866-811-4111)
*appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association