A SHOW OF FORCE Created & Performed by Donnie Mather
Is there such a thing as a just war? Do we learn from the past? These questions are wrestled by performer Donnie Mather with Director Leon Ingulsrud. Scenic & Lighting Design by Brian H Scott. Sound Design by Darron L West & Emily Wright.
Based on found texts of various political points of view from the war poetry of Wilfred Owen to Shakespeare; from Mark Twain to the Bible; from the jazzy song and dance of the 1940's to Sun Tzu's The Art of War; from Mister Rogers to Malcolm X as well as interviews with a variety of citizens including Historian Howard Zinn and Congressman Barney Frank.
The play is one man's moral crisis as well as a trip through our collective unconscious. An Everyman examines all he has learned in search of uneasy answers. The character is a lot like America: young, passionate, divided and full of contradictions.
"Utterly captivating...The piece combines text and movement so creatively that I couldn't take my eyes or ears off it even for a second...a powerful and very creatively conceived show that deserves a lot of attention." - NYTheatre.com
Originally produced in the 10th Annual New York International Fringe Festival in 2006, A SHOW OF FORCE was invited to the Manizales Theatre Festival in Colombia, South America and returns to New York for this LIMITED RUN.
Hudson Guild Theater
441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|