9 Circles, Bill Cain's Acclaimed New Play, Makes its East Coast Premiere
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The last date listed for 9 Circles was Saturday April 9, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In 1934 Berlin, two lovers are thrown on a train to Dachau as part of the Gestapo's plan to cleanse the city of "perverts." One denies his lover at the hands of the guards, but while at the camp, he learns that true dignity lies in acknowledging who he is. Bent is an award-winning WWII drama written by Martin Sherman that tracks the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany. The play is historically significant because, before Bent's first staging in London in 1979, there was little awareness of Nazi treatment of homosexuals. With its potent statement, the play has helped increase historical research of and education about their abuse. Learn More
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We really enjoyed this intimate and riveting performance. The subject matter was thought provoking and all three actors did a very fine job with their (multiple for 2 of the 3 actors) roles. The structuring of the play into the "9 circles" was...continued
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“9 Circles is full of contradictions, the kind that keep an audience leaning forward, drawn irresistibly into the swirling drama. In the riveting Publick Theatre production now at the Plaza Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, one young man goes from murderer to victim, veteran to villain, all in the course of a taut 105 minutes.” –Boston Globe
Read an interview with playwright Bill Cain in the Boston Globe.
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Written by Bill Cain
Directed by Eric Engel and featuring Amanda Collins*, Will McGarrahan* and Jimi Stanton
*member Actors’ Equity Association
_Publick Theatre Boston presents the East Coast premiere of 9 Circles. This timely and dazzling new play by the founder of Boston Shakespeare Company stunned the San Fransisco Bay Area, and played to sold-out houses in its world premiere last October.
A psychological thriller based on actual events, _9 Circles _tells the story of a young American soldier on trial for his life. Daniel Reeves is arrested for a crime allegedly committed in Iraq. Desperate to remain a soldier, he is forced to navigate a labyrinth of commanding officers, public defenders, lawyers, preachers and military psychiatrists.
In language by turns shocking, mesmerizing and bitingly funny, 9 Circles speaks directly to a nation still at war, asking penetrating questions about the nature and consequence of war and what it means to be human.