Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Back from the Brink

Theater at the Black Rep is back. After a vigorous, ad hoc fund-raising effort over the autumn of 2008, the theater has raised enough money to proceed with its two-show spring season. It starts on February 5th with the U.S. premiere of Brown graduate student Charles Mulekwa's A Time of Fire. The show may be new to audiences here, but Mulekwa himself is no novice; he has written over ten plays, many about political and social issues in his native Uganda, and has received considerable international recognition. The text of A Time of Fire is online here. Its language snaps at irregular angles and charts strange trajectories; it is also nervously, desperately funny. There is more biographical information available here and here.

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Yay for Google! I forgot to ask you for the name of your blog when we talked at Tazza this afternoon. We try and see all of Trinity Rep's productions and I was glad to see that you had written about The Receptionist because it left Adam and I in a conflicted state of boredom and uncomfortable thoughtfulness. I enjoyed your post - it made me thoughtful once again without the boredom. We'll be sure to check back often.

Well nice to see and hopefuly our pathes will continue to cross. Good luck with your new gig!

From, Alyssa (+ Adam)