Theater

The Speaker's Progress

Sabab Theatre Company
 
 
Oct 7—Oct 9, 2011
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday October 07, 2011
Performances no longer available.
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US Premiere

SABAB Theatre
Written and directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam

"A groundbreaking exploration of the transformative events unfolding in today's Arab world."
—Al Watan Daily Newspaper (Kuwait)

In an unnamed totalitarian state, all forms of theater have been banned. When a condemned 1960s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is discovered, it becomes the focal point for political resistance blogs and underground social networks. A dark satire on the decades of hopelessness and political inertia that have fed recent revolts across the Arab region, The Speaker's Progress is a daring theatrical metaphor for the mechanisms of dissent.

Production design by Sam Collins
Composer/Sound design by Lewis Gibson
Lighting design by Marcus Doshi
Costume design by Abdullah Al Awadhi

English & Arabic with English titles