Tag Archives: INTERNATIONAL PLAY CATALOGUE


17 Jan 2008

Women in Confinement

by María Morrett Women in Confinement (Mujeres en el encierro) by María Morett, explores the notion of female confinement as a labyrinth formed by social, cultural, and archetypal structures of repression.  The play focuses on the particular social contract that exists in...

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17 Jan 2008

Asphalt Kiss

by Nelson RodriguesAs a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passerby stops to cradle him in his arms and kisses him on the lips as a parting gesture of human solidarity. But the scene...

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17 Jan 2008

MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas

by Daniel MacDonaldA dying prairie town. A frigid winter night. In a land where the ground’s too frozen to bury a body, Jack hijacks his dead father up to the attic and stuffs his coffin with ice cream to chill....

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17 Jan 2008

The Guide to the Good Life

by Yael Ronen

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17 Jan 2008

Oil Town

by Hillel MittelpunktIn an outpost of sorts in the Sinai Desert, a survivor of Hitler’s death camps runs a pension together with her married and but un-benounced widowed daughter. She is indebted to every bank, and so takes on a...

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17 Jan 2008

The Suffering of Job

by Hanoch Levin

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17 Jan 2008

Requiem

By Hanoch Levin The Old Man, a coffin-maker in the small town of Poopkah, has been married to his wife, the Old Woman for fifty-two years, but it is not until she falls deathly ill that he begins to contemplate what...

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17 Jan 2008

Guest of a Few Days

by Moshen YalfaniAmong the dire symptoms and consequences of the Islamic Republic of Iran, one was the coup de grậce on the concept of revolution itself.  The last generation of fighters and strugglers ----- that over a span of century...

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17 Jan 2008

Artigoshe

by Mohammad MiraliakbariArtigoshe is written based on the eternal work of Sophocles; however, with distinctive differences in form and structure. Its structure is rather close to picaresque, but completely free of its special literary rules. But why "Artigoshe"? The letters...

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17 Jan 2008

Sound and Fury

by Mehrdad Rayani MakhsousThe following refrain is repeated throughout the performance:"Sentence: Execution (death penalty), Say Your Last Words." The play is the life-story of three prisoners in three episodes. Each of them narrates his life in one of the episodes with...

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17 Jan 2008

Peace of Women

by Lenin El-RamlyLenin El-Ramly was born in Egypt in 1945. El-Ramly is a comic dramatist who audaciously questions the social conventions, hypocrisies and bigotries of both Egyptian society and the Arab world. His work encompasses popular television dramas, experimental theatre, and...

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17 Jan 2008

The Nightmare

by Lenin El-RamlyLenin El-Ramly was born in Egypt in 1945. El-Ramly is a comic dramatist who audaciously questions the social conventions, hypocrisies and bigotries of both Egyptian society and the Arab world. His work encompasses popular television dramas, experimental theatre, and...

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17 Jan 2008

Last Performance

by Nabil BaghatThe LAST PERFORMANCE is a play within a play.  This structure directly reflects the system by which Eygpt, like most governments in the region, preoccupies its citizens with a higher and more distant cause (such as Palestine, Iraq,...

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17 Jan 2008

Rendez-vous in the Sea of Rain

by Alexander Galin Two former Soviet astronauts meet to celebrate the anniversary of the date when they were supposed to land on the moon.  Because the American’s got there first, the lunar program was disbanded and the men never flew.  One...

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17 Jan 2008

The Feeling of a Beard

by Ksenia DragunskayaMarina Derbarendicker, a young liteary scholar from Moscow, travels to the provincial town of V. Dvorki, to meet her friend Nikita U., a Moscow artist. While there, she meets the Cowboy, a shepherd with literary aspirations. After being...

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17 Jan 2008

The Word PROGRESS on My Mother’s Lips Doesn’t Ring True

by Matei VisniecA surrealistic and deeply ironic look at a family of refugees, that returns to a place reminiscent of the former Yugoslavia.  Two young brothers-in-law insult each other across a road as they exchange news a new baby born...

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17 Jan 2008

How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients

by Matei VisniecThe action takes place at the Central Hospital for Mental Disorders in Moscow in 1953, several weeks before the death of Josef Stalin.  A writer is sent into the hospital to use “art & literature” to redeem the...

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17 Jan 2008

Horses at the Window

by Matei VisniecAn absurdist journey through three centuries of war and destruction:  It’s 1699.  A Son leaves his anxious Mother to go off to war.  His Mother is informed of his mysterious death by a mysterious Messenger bearing red carnations. ...

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17 Jan 2008

The Chekhov Machine

by Matei Visniec During playwright Anton Chekhov’s last days, as he is dying of TB, he is haunted by all the characters from his plays.  He interacts with them in imaginative scenes that extrapolate the characters moving beyond and outside the...

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17 Jan 2008

The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War

by Matei VisniecIn a series of both real and surreal vignettes, we follow the relationship that develops between two women: Kate is an American Harvard-trained psychologist working in Bosnia with those digging up the mass graves and recording atrocities after...

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