Raw, Emotional Drama 9 Circles Explores Quest for Salvation
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The last date listed for 9 Circles was Thursday August 23, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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It was terrific; superbly acted & very well written & great set.
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?
About the Ticket Supplier: Gloucester Stage Company
The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a “safe harbor for playwrights and new plays”. During its first twenty seasons, under Horovitz’s artistic direction, the GSC successfully realized its mission with production of more than 35 world premieres, 15 American premieres, and 25 New England premieres. Plays developed at the GSC have gone on to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, off-Broadway, across the United States, and around the world. The GSC has received many honors, including numerous Best of Boston awards by Boston drama critics for outstanding and popular work, and, most notably, a New England Theatre Conference Award. Mr Horovitz was honored with Boston’s prestigious Elliot Norton Prize for his work with the GSC.