Hot Topics

October 19, 2006 - November 05, 2006

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre

A Free Night of Hot Topics.

Tickets: FREE


October 19 – 22
GUANTANAMO: HONOR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM
By Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo
Directed by Jaime Bouvier

A provactive docudrama that intersects the stories of 5 British detainees who were released from Guantanamo with the stories of those still held captive, testimonials from elected officials, and letters from friends and family.

October 26 – 29
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
By Ariel Dorfman
Based on the book by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
Directed by Lisa Siciliano

Speak Truth to Power chronicles the lives and struggles of over 50 human rights activists (including Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and the Dalai Lama) as they dramatically change their countries and communities to better our world.

November 2 – 5
CAPITALIZATION
By Mark Nowak
Directed by Christopher Johnston

In Capitalization, Nowak intersperses three stories to provoke discussion on labor and ethics — a first person account of the effect of the 1929 stock market crash on the East Pittsburgh Westinghouse plant; Ronald Reagan’s partnership with General Electric to further the red scare in the 50’s and 60’s, and a grammar textbook on the proper usage of capital letters.