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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
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!

Nov
20
Wed
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 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
21
Thu
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Or, @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 21 @ 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!