[nyfoil-l] The Stage Is Set! Terror Alert! - Theater for the New City

Geeta Citygirl citygirl at SALAAMtheatre.org
Sun Nov 7 06:39:23 CST 2004


Subject: FW: MY UPCOMING SHOW -- The Stage Is Set! Terror Alert!
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:38:16 +0000
From: David Willinger
To: Geeta Citygirl

Dear Geeta,

Here's my e-mail blast.  Please send them out to your lists ASAP.  I
will
be, of course, very grateful!!!!

Love,
David

IN JUST A FEW DAYS, THE CHILLING TERRORISM DRAMA "SECRET AGENT," DAVID
WILLINGER'S STAGE ADAPTATION OF JOSEPH CONRAD'S NOVEL, BEGINS PREVIEWS
at Theater for the New City.

We insist that you attend.

4 WEEKS ONLY

November 11 through December 5, 2004

THURS -- SAT AT 8P, SUN AT 3P

THE CLOCK IS TICKING!

Tickets $12, Students $5.  Call 212/254-1109 for RESERVATIONS,
or visit
http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/107195 for TICKETS
ONLINE.

Conrad told of terrorism's disturbingly paradoxical roots.  He suggested
that the war on terrorism has long been a weapon of the government to
limit our civil liberties.

What Willinger has done is RADICALLY transpose the action from London
1906, when anarchist Eastern European extremists were on the rise, to
post-9/11 New York where the menace is an unpredictable Islamic
insurgency.

DON'T MISS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "SECRET AGENT"

Featuring
Mike Amurata, Michael Andrews, Susham Bedi, Clayton Campbell, Steve
Greenstein*, Sana Haque, Robert Hieger, Jorge Merced, Raj Pannu, Primy
Rivera, Ruth Sullivan, Eric Vetter

With sets by SHIHO KONDO,
lighting by NRIPAL ADHIKARY,
costumes by STACEY HAYNES and
music by ITHAI BENJAMIN

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY,
155 FIRST AVENUE (between 9th & 10th Streets)
NEW YORK, NY 10003

Call 212/254-1109 for RESERVATIONS,
or visit http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/107195

SECRET AGENT
Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of the chilling
terrorism drama Secret Agent, a stage adaptation of a Joseph Conrad
novel that tells of terrorism's disturbingly paradoxical roots. Written
and directed by David Willinger.

Set in London at a time when frequent anarchist bomb-throwing attacks
and assassinations were sowing fear across Europe, Conrad's Secret
Agent, published in 1906, tells of a professional agent provocateur who
stages a bombing made to look like the handiwork of Eastern European
extremists. This instant classic, which nonetheless has become
overshadowed by his The Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, and Lord Jim, also
described the collusion of a frequently passive news media.

Set in post-9/11 New York, Willinger's adaptation reveals that a
government agency charged with protecting society from a rash of
terrorist outrages, and with weeding out a foreign cell before it
strikes again, may indeed precipitate a major incident to further
increase fear among the public. It is fear of this kind that will allow
it clamp down on liberties in order to achieve a primary objective,
greater social control.

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