The personal and political, humorous and harrowing collide in this exhilaratingly irreverent play from Boston's own Company One Theatre. A rehearsal room descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors attempt to dramatize the little-known first genocide of the 20th century. But as the ensemble wrestles with this remote story, tensions mount, and their exploration hits much closer to home than anybody expected. One of The New York Times top ten plays of 2012, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... is an innovative, fast-paced and uncomfortably funny take on race, empathy and the devastating consequences of our best intentions.
“90 MINUTES OF ORIGINAL, ENLIGHTENING, PULSE-POUNDING THEATER…IT’S ABSOLUTELY THRILLING…IT IS VISCERAL, FIERCELY INTELLIGENT, AND ENTERTAINING.” —BACKSTAGE
ABOUT COMPANY ONE THEATRE
Founded in 1998, Company One Theatre was recently named "Boston's Best Theater Company" by The Improper Bostonian and "One of the most inspiring and innovative theatre companies on our national landscape” by the American Theatre Wing. Company One Theatre’s mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through socially provocative performance and the development of civically engaged artists. The award-winning company has been instrumental in bringing younger and more diverse audiences to see and participate in socially and politically relevant theatre.
- Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center
- By: Company One Theatre
- Written by: Jackie Sibblies Drury
- Directed by: Summer L. Williams
- A co-production with: ArtsEmerson and Company One Theatre
- Series: Pioneer
- Ages: 14+
- Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission