T-Jean & His Brothers: Musical Folk Parable Commemorating the Haiti Earthquake
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The last date listed for Ti-Jean & His Brothers was Thursday February 24, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Theatrical luminary Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America and the brilliant libretto for Caroline, or Change, penned this delightful adaptation of Brundibar, a remarkable musical fable based on an opera that was first performed in the Czech concentration camp in which its original author was imprisoned. A fairy-tale opera about two children who must sing in the market to raise money for their ailing mother, Brundibar celebrates the triumph of the helpless over tyranny and the transformative power of art. Supplementing Brundibar is But the Giraffe, a brief Kushner-written companion piece about a young girl who has to make a tough choice. This show is produced by Underground Railway Theater. Learn More
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This is a brilliant play, set in Haiti and very poetic. The music is superlative. Walcott didn't set it in Haiti when he wrote it in the 50s, but given the ways Haiti has been in the news in the past year, that resonance makes it very haunting. Well worth the price of the ticket!
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Underground Railway Theater and Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University bring the powerful folk parable, Ti-Jean & His Brothers, to Cambridge.
A Carribean family is in crisis; three brothers are pulled into a dangerous game with the Devil in this fanciful, dark, and ultimately hopeful story of battling despair through fierce humor and love.
Ti-Jean & His Brothers celebrates resourcefulness over oppression, and of overcoming injustice through ingenuity and faith.
The production is in commemoration of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and in celebration of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 30th anniversary, and of its founder, Carribean playwright Derek Walcott.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square TheaterThe Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.