BROKEN STONES

by Fin Kennedy
directed by Seth Rozin

October 27 – November 19

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Running time: 120 minutes -
w/ 15 minute intermission

Cast

Charlotte Northeast
The Writer
Rand Guerrero
Ramirez/Romano
Steven Wright
Anderson/Garrett
Nazli Sarpkaya
Nadia/Polonsky/Zahra/Nina/Kerry/Maria
Joe Guzmán
Omar/Sheridan/Mario
Peter Bisgaier*
Collins/Sinan/The Director/Simon
Daniel Barland 
Tariq/Dan/Ari/Matt
Najla Said* 
Aaliyah/Diane/Lea

Production Team

Fin Kennedy Playwright
Seth Rozin Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Nick Embree Set Designer
Larry Fowler Sound Designer
Peter Whinnery Lighting Designer
Natalia de la Torre Costume Designer
Emily Schuman Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Philadelphia Scenic Works Scene Shop
Christa Federico Assistant Stage Manager

Based on an extremely true story. Fact: priceless artifacts were looted from The Baghdad Museum in 2003 during the Iraq War. Fact: A U.S. marine went in to investigate who was responsible. Everything else is open for interpretation. When a well-meaning veteran meets his ghostwriter, mythologies mix, truth is refashioned into click bait, and reality itself begins to shift. Kennedy’s world premiere is an intense, cinematic thriller that examines the appropriation of narrative and just what it means to print the legend.

A World Premiere From British Playwright Fin Kennedy

MEET THE CAST

 

AUDIENCE DISCUSSIONS:
 We are scheduling brief optional (20-30 minute) audience discussion sessions in the theatre after every performance during the run (in addition to our usual coffee conversations and Speaker Sunday events). These discussions will be facilitated by local theatre artists and are included as an opportunity for our InterAct audiences to talk about what they experienced during the performance and connect about the themes this play reflects. 

Think of the discussion as a short optional interactive second act.   

InterConnections --- presented by PNC Arts Alive
With THE PENN MUSEUM
and WARRIOR WRITERS

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Consistent with the themes of BROKEN STONES, InterAct is partnering with The Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in connection with their Cultures in the Crossfire exhibit which speaks to threats leveled toward antiquities in the Middle East.


In addition, InterAct is proud to work with Warrior Writers, a national non-profit created to promote a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences.

Reproductions of ancient artifacts provided by The Penn Museum, as well as artwork created by veterans connected to Warrior Writers, will adorn the Arcadia Foundation Lobby of The Proscenium Theatre through the run of BROKEN STONES.
 

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In addition, InterAct is proud to work with Warrior Writers, a national non-profit created to promote a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences.

  • PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE of BROKEN STONES
    Thursday, October 26 @ 8 pm will be dedicated to Warrior Writers -- All proceeds will go to their organization

Reproductions of ancient artifacts provided by The Penn Museum, as well as artwork created by veterans connected to Warrior Writers, will adorn the Arcadia Foundation Lobby of The Proscenium Theatre through the run of BROKEN STONES.

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Social Action Happy Hours - 
Attendees receive half-price tickets to that evening’s performance (as available) as well as discounts on wine and beer.  

  • Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
    Friday, November 11 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Warrior Writers
    Friday, November 17 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Coffee Conversations
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.

Speaker Sundays
follow Sunday matinee performances, are curated conversations led by invited scholars, community leaders, and experts in the themes of the play.

  • Sunday, November 5, 
    Professor C. Brian Rose, who works with military officers

    on protocol surrounding antiquities found in the field
  • Sunday, November 12
    prominent psychoanalyst Salman Akhtar

Audience Discussions
Discussions occur after every other performance during the run (beginning November 3). These will be facilitated by local community members to foster conversation after the show, connecting the themes and events of the play to our larger community.

Captioning at INTERACT

  • Sunday, November 12 @ 2 PM - Open captioned performance
  • Friday, November 17 @ 8 pm -  Spanish captioned performance

PERFORMANCE DATES: 

Friday, October 27                          8:00 PM               Preview
Saturday, October 28                     4:00 PM               Preview
Saturday, October 28                     8:00 PM               Preview
Sunday, October 29                        2:00 PM               Preview
Tuesday, October 31                       7:00 PM            Preview
Wednesday, November 1           7:00 PM               OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, November 2               8:00 PM               1st Thursday
Friday, November 3                        8:00 PM             Post-show discussion
Saturday, November 4                   8:00 PM             Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 5, 2017       2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday
Tuesday, November 7, 2017      7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, November 8         7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Thursday, November 9             8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Friday, November 10                 8:00 PM              Post-show discussion [OC]
Saturday, November 11            8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 12                    2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday    
Tuesday, November 14            7:00 PM            Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, November 15       7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Thursday, November 16                 8:00 PM             Post-show discussion
Friday, November 17                      8:00 PM          Post-show discussion
[SOC]
Saturday, November 18                 8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 19                    2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday