When: Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 13 2016
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24–SUNDAY, MARCH 13
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT ...
The unwieldy title of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 seems like a comical amalgam of Sonja Linden's I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda and Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade (its full title would fill the remaining space here). At the beginning of Drury's play, six young actors blunder through rehearsals as they create the script for what just might be the worst example of devised theater ever. But as they struggle to tell the story of the first genocide of the twentieth century through the letters of German soldiers in Africa, Drury lays ungentle hands on her characters' racial and cultural assumptions, fiercely questioning the liberties artists take with the past. In a play The Washington Post called "devastatingly funny ... dangerous and primal," guest director Desdemona Chiang leads a cast including Caroline Strange, Myles Bullock, and Carey Cox. —Byron Woods
PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY, CHAPEL HILL Various times, $15–$54, www.playmakersrep.org