[act-ma] Support Freedom Theatre :: SAT, OCT 15: Post-Matinee Forum with SABAB (troupe from a play at Emerson Theatre ) and Freedom Theatre

Salma salmamilia at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 18:40:18 PDT 2011


Please forward.

  *SAT, OCT 15: Post-Matinee Forum with SABAB and Freedom Theatre*

Members of Palestine’s Jenin Freedom Theatre will join actors from SABAB in
a moderated discussion about freedom of artistic expression in the Arab
world, hosted by Tufts Professor Amahl Bishara.

Please go to support the Freedom Theater in Boston. See Promo code below.

 ARTSEMERSON: THE WORLD ON STAGE

INVITES YOU TO
  [image: October 12-16 The Speaker's Progress]

*Get $10 off by using promo code *CGTSP10* when purchasing tickets online,
over the phone or at the box office*.*

* About THE SPEAKER’S PROGRESS*

In a totalitarian state somewhere in the Arab world, all forms of theatre
have been banned, but a condemned 1960s classic play has become the focal
point for resistance blogs and underground, dissident Twitter movements…

THE SPEAKER'S PROGRESS uses *Twelfth Night* as a starting point to explore
events in the Middle East, transforming Shakespeare’s comedy into a satire
on the decades of political inertia that have fed recent revolts across the
Arab region and a daring theatrical metaphor for the mechanisms of dissent.
The piece will evolve as circumstances in the region change, emphasizing the
rapid pace of revolution among courageous citizens seeking freedom. This is
a rare chance to see a major Middle Eastern theatre company’s provocative
and inspiring work.

*Offer good for up to 2 tickets per discount. Not valid for $25 tickets and
subject to availability. Regular ticket fees apply.

Buy tickets at artsemerson.org/617.824.8400. For more info visit
http://artsemerson.org

* Extras*

Stick around for the following audience enrichment events following these
performances!

·         *WED, OCT 12: WBUR Sponsored Opening Night Post-Performance
Discussion*

Tom Ashbrook of WBUR’s *On Point* will discuss the relation of current
events to the production with writer/director Sulayman Al-Bassam. Join the
conversation on how the play has evolved with the ongoing changes in the
Arab world.

·         *THURS, OCT 13: Post-Performance Discussion*

Join playwright/director Sulayman Al-Bassam, Arabic drama scholar Margaret
Litvin, and writer, critic and leading international Shakespeare scholar
Graham Holderness for a frank post-show conversation about intercultural
Shakespeare, theatre-making amid the "Arab Spring," and the ways in which Al
Bassam's Shakespeare Trilogy has played to—and with—his western and Middle
Eastern audiences.

   - *SAT, OCT 15: Post-Matinee Forum with SABAB and Freedom Theatre*

 Members of Palestine’s Jenin Freedom Theatre will join actors from SABAB in
a moderated discussion about freedom of artistic expression in the Arab
world, hosted by Tufts Professor Amahl Bishara.
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