Raw, Emotional Drama 9 Circles Explores Quest for Salvation
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One of America's most celebrated playwrights, Fences was arguably August Wilson's greatest work. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama -- as well as Tony Awards for Best Play and, decades later, Best Revival of a Play -- Fences is a powerful drama that tells the story of Troy Maxson. A former star of Negro League Baseball who now makes a living as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh, Maxson is a man consumed with frustration concerning the color barrier that kept him from being a success in Major League Baseball. As he struggles to provide for his family, their relationships -- infected by bitterness -- suffer. A truly significant American play, the New York Post once hailed it as "one of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre." Learn More
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Written by Bill Cain
Directed by Eric C. Engel
Winner of the prestigious Mimi and Harold Steinberg Playwriting Award, 9 Circles is a raw, emotionally charged quest for salvation set against the backdrop of war.
Jimi Stanton, Amanda Collins, and Will McGarrahan all recreate their critically acclaimed roles in a production originally presented by Boston’s Publick Theatre.
9 Circles by Bill Cain is a dramatic interpretation of one man’s metaphorical journey through the sins of Hell. This powerful story, right from today’s headlines, examines the impact of war. Pvt. Daniel Edward Reeves’ state of mind is in question throughout this play and it asks what are the consequences that a country must face when it fails to carefully examine its soldiers’ sanity? “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” Dante reminds us in his Inferno. Sins comitted during wartime can be forgiven under certain circumstances. The question remians: does the sinner forgive himself? If he is aware of the crime, is he really insane? What journey through Hell could leave a man capable of hope?