Written in 1996 in response to reports of atrocities and mass rape being committed in the former Yugoslavia, THE COMMISSION is as relevant today as it was 11 years ago. Set in an unnamed foreign land, the play takes an unflinching look at the minefields of the bedroom as well as the fragments, both personal and political, left behind in the wake of a bloody civil war. The story spins backward in time (in the manner of the film "Memento") to reveal the interlocking lives of a young soldier named Ivan; Tulia, the fiancée he leaves behind; Paula, an American expatriate professor; and her lover Karl, a war crimes investigator with a hidden past.
Sarah Gurfield directs.
Playwright Steven Fechter's credits include THE MENTEE (Workshop Theatre Company), THE SCHIELE and THE LAST CIGARETTE (Lounge Theater, Los Angeles), which received a Critic's Choice by both the LA Weekly and Backstage-West in 2006. After a successful run at Raw Space, his play THE WOODSMAN was turned into a lauded film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def and Eve. Richard Schickel of Time called it "one of the year's best ten films."
Cast: Zack Calhoon, Al Choy, Reyna De Courcy, Susan Ferrara, Patrick Melville
Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, August 12 at 5:30 pm; Wednesday, August 15 at 4:45 pm; Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 pm; & Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 pm
Theater: Connelly Theater
Address: 220 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
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