SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION

Genre: Drama
by Howard Barker, directed by Zander Teller

In 16th-century Venice, a renowned artist (and notorious libertine) is commissioned by the government to paint a huge canvas depicting the Christian victory over the Islamic Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. However, rather than glorifying the war, she paints an indictment of it - a scene of death, destruction and mutilated survivors. The government is not pleased, and the painter must face the consequences of her choice. In addition to the struggle between artistic vision and censorship, Barker's play implicates the apathy of society at large as it poses unsettling questions about the real power of art.
Open:   05/25/07
Close:   06/10/07

Schedule:
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Hudson Guild Theatre
Address:   441 W, 26th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 866-811-4111
Company: Qed Productions         Official Web Site: www.qedproductions.org