The Events

September 30 - November 01, 2015 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
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A powerful exploration of community and healing

Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events follows a community’s search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. A response to the 2011 Norway attacks, in which the lives of 77 people were claimed by a car bomb and a mass shooting at a summer camp, this internationally acclaimed production delves into faith, politics and reason. Featuring original music sung by a different choir at each performance, The Events is a daring theatrical event that explores our desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity.

Choirs participating in The Events.

This production contains strong language and mature themes
Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Cast

                            Claire
Lesley Hart
                         The Boy
Clifford Samuel 

Artistic Staff

Director Ramin Gray
Composer John Browne
Designer Chloe Lamford
Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
Sound Designer Alex Caplen
Associate Director Polina Kalinina
Musical Director Joe Bunker
Company Stage Manager Jacob Corn
Technical Manager Jon Jewett
Stage Manager Tree O’Halloran
Lighting Design Assistant Tom Mays
Sound Associate Reid Resja

Photos

The Events production photo
The Events production photo
The Events production photo
The Events production photo
The Events production photo
Photos by Dan Norman

Read

The New York Times: 'The Events' Uses Local Choirs for Vocals, Minus a Script

 

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