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The Role of Theater for the Here and Now

May 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm9:30 pm

Central Square Theater 450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Tony Kushner wrote Homebody/Kabul in 2001, and the play opened just after 9/11. He was called ‘eerily prescient’- but it is the artist’s job to keep one ear to the ground, to know which way the wind is blowing. Kushner, and other theater artists, have provided safe ways to engage in the dangerous conversations we must have if we are to live fully, and together, in a just society. What do we – artists, and audiences – want from our theater in this historic moment?

Special for ArtWeek, join us for an exclusive post-show talkback with Debra Wise who is both the Artistic Director of the Underground Railway Theater, and the sole performer in Tony Kushner’s Homebody. Hear from Debra about her history of making politically engaged and responsive theater and share your thoughts on the roles and responsibilities of creative artists, and audience members, in times of political unrest.

The post-show talkback is free, and does not require a ticket to the performance to participate. To purchase tickets to the performance, CLICK HERE. ArtWeek attendees get 15% off tickets to both Paradise and Homebody with promotional code: ARTWEEK.

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