Prison Drama The Island from Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater
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The last date listed for The Island was Friday March 5, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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Featured review from Mo in ChicagoRed Velvet
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This was a very intense piece that was very well done. The actors did a stellar job. The set, props, costumes were appropriately minimalistic. I found it challenging to figure out what some of the pantomimed actions were (ie: when the prisoners were being beaten???)
By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Athol Fugard’s daring drama is set in an unnamed prison based on the one where Nelson Mandela was held. John and Winston are cellmates who spend their days doing back-breaking labor, and their nights rehearsing Sophocles’ Antigone to present to their fellow inmates. When John learns his sentence is being reduced, the men’s friendship is tested. Fugard plays the parallels between Antigone’s fight against political and patriarchal boundaries off of the imprisoned men’s fight for their dignity. The Island is a testament to the resiliency of the human heart.