The Wind Cries Mary: Drama by Philip Kan Gotanda
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The last date listed for The Wind Cries Mary was Sunday August 24, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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In modern-day Virginia, "hardcore" re-enactors crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederate soldiers. In Kentucky, Ku Klux Klan members still call for race war. The Civil War, it seems, might not be over yet -- this is what Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz discovered when he spent two years exploring the old Confederacy. An adaptation of his memoir by the same name, Confederates in the Attic features a cast of 14 actors playing more than 100 characters to bring to life an incredible picture of these lesser-known Southern nooks and crannies. Learn More
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Ample street parking even on a Friday night.Location of theatre in venue is slightly confusing (second floor). I really enjoyed the play itself and all of the actors. A little slow here and there, but overall a great time. Get there early enough to score a seat in front of the wall unit air conditioner otherwise it's pretty hot in there.
Loosely adapted from Hedda Gabler, The Wind Cries Mary explores Ibsen’s timeless themes of power and gender politics during the high point of the civil rights movement and ‘60s rock ’n’ roll. Philip Kan Gotanda transforms Hedda Gabler into Eiko Hanabi, a Japanese American woman whose strength and intelligence is handcuffed by the burdens of gender and tradition. However, the political and racial climate of 1968 San Francisco could bring about a new model of freedom and choice for minorities and women.