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Tiger At The Gates

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Tiger At The Gates


Jean Giradoux

Translated by Christopher Fry
Directed by Gary Logan
Oct.3-12

"Everyone always dies for his country. If you have lived in it, well and wisely and actively, you die for it too."

With ancient Troy as the backdrop and the looming Trojan War imminent, the great Trojan diplomat and warrior, Hector, and the fabled Greek philosopher and warrior, Ulysses, are set to meet to see if the conflagration of war can possibly be avoided. Originally entitled The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, Tiger At The Gates is ultimately a play about peace, not war. It asks the question: Are we worthy, of attaining peace?

Nov
6
Wed
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
7
Thu
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
8
Fri
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
14
Thu
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
15
Fri
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
16
Sat
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
18
Mon
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!

Nov
19
Tue
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Or,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within
Or else we’re frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!