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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A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth -- with his manipulative wife by his side -- achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is tragically high. Shakespeare's masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women. Organic Theater Company's fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple's journey in its grotesque complexity. 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.