A Gift to NYC
Pre-9/11 Play Eerily Echoes What's Happening Now
Name of play: SHADES by Paula Caplan
Monday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.
PS 122, 150 First Avenue @ 9th St. (Astor Place subway
Free and open to the public
Followed by discussion with audience
For more information, email Paula_Caplan@Brown.edu
or call 401 861-0962
Using the arts to help people grapple with their hopes,
feelings, conflicts, and fears in a time of war.
Can people who have strong feelings about politics and patriotism
can remain close to family and friends whose views are at opposite
poles from theirs? Can someone protest what the government is doing
and still be a good American? In what different ways do people cope
with the effects of war, and how do their sex and race affect
that? Also a sensitive exploration of love in many forms.
Reviewers have called it: "magnificent!...skill and courage at
interweaving the global and intensely persnal"
"compelling...low-key suspense piquing our interest as we grow
curious about what the characters are withholding"
Terra Vandergaw will direct.