RedTIE Theatre (Isle of Wight) is performing two short plays on Thursday 1st March in the Anthony Minghella Theatre, Quay Arts Centre, Newport for one night only.
The Consultation is by local playwright Edmund Matyjaszek and set at the time of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. An army officer responsible for a military sector near the Lebanese border refers for psychological assessment a religious preacher whose teaching is having an unsettling effect on his troops.
He believes that the swiftest way to deal with ‘the problem’ is to refer him to an ex-army psychologist who served with him in the 6 Day War and who is now in private practise. The consultation that follows reviews the preacher’s views on himself, his mission, and Israel. The Consultation dramatises conflicts over this invasion and over the nature of temporal & spiritual values, and the nature of Israel itself.
This is the second locally written play to be performed by RedTIE Theatre.
Directed by Steve Reading
Cast: Helen Reading, Pete Stockman and Simon Cardew
Tickets £8 (£6 students) Call 822490 (Quay Arts box office) or book online.
Performance at 8pm
“Seven Jewish Children- A play for Gaza”
The second performance is “Seven Jewish Children- A play for Gaza” by Caryl Churchill. This controversial play was written in response to Israel’s military strike on Gaza in 2008-9. The play takes the form of a litany, and reflects an ostensible tension within Israel and the Jewish community over how to describe events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre in February 2009, the play has continued to court controversy.
Directed by Joe Plumb
Cast: Marilyn Ford, Colin Ford, John English, Helen Reading, Hebe Gregory, Jane Moore, Bill Holland, Gemma Gaskill.
Tickets: No charge although donations to MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine) would be appreciated
Performance at approximately 8.45pm
More details visit www.redtietheatre.co.uk website.
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