Genre: Drama
By Naomi Wallace, Directed by Will MacAdams

London, 1665. The plague has quarantined a wealthy, elderly couple in their boarded-up home. A street-corner prophet stands outside their window, calling for an uprising of the poor. A young girl breaks in, followed by a runaway sailor. Their lives collide amid sexual and class warfare and the fever of disease. Winner of the 1997 OBIE award for best play.

WILL MacADAMS (director) has worked in theater in the United States, Indonesia, and South Africa. At Columbia, he has created ensemble-based adaptations of Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle and Wilder's Our Town and directed Strindberg's Miss Julie, among other projects. Past directing work includes: Peter Handke's Kaspar, created with theater students in Johannesburg at the beginning of the Mandela era; Awaken New Haven, a five hour, four neighborhood theatrical journey produced by Long Wharf Theatre; Eye to Eye, created and performed by New Haven teen-agers and future officers from the New Haven Police Department; and Freedom River, a retelling of Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which he also wrote. In 1994, he studied Wayang Kulit, or Javanese Shadow Puppetry, in Central Java, Indonesia.

Columbia Stages is the producing arm of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies of Columbia University's School of the Arts. Columbia Stages presents a season of graduate actor and director productions as well as an annual festival of new plays by emerging playwrights. The theatre division offers M.F.A. degrees in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy/script development, stage management and theatre management & producing. The goal of the division is to provide each student with the foundation for a career in professional theatre as well as the tools to embrace an ever-changing theatrical landscape and shape the future of the theatre.
About the Company: Columbia Stages
Columbia Stages, the presenting arm of the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Division, showcases the work of students from the theatre directing, acting, playwrighting, dramaturgy, stage management and theatre management programs.

Open:   12/15/05
Close:   12/17/05

Thursday, December 15th, 8pm
Friday, December 16th, 8pm
Saturday, December 17th, 3pm & 8pm
Theater:   Minor Latham Playhouse
Address:   3009 Broadway
New York, NY
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Cost:$10, $5 Students and Seniors
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