by SETH ROZIN
directed by HARRIET POWER
March 23 - April 15, 2018
Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm
Running time: 100 minutes
Kimberly S. Fairbanks
Seth Rozin Playwright
Harriet Power Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Colin McIlvaine Set Designer
Jerry Forsyth Lighting Designer
Lizzy Pecora Costume Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Philadelphia Scenic Works Scene Shop
Paige Zubel Assistant Stage Manager
A new play inspired by the work of Dr. Richard Shweder and the lived experiences of Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu. Michaela, an African American dean at a major American university, summons Alan, a renowned professor of cultural psychology, in response to student protest over his controversial paper on female initiation rites in sub-Saharan Africa. But dormant feelings from an affair years earlier turn a heated argument over science and cultural pluralism into a knock-down, drag-out fight. Rozin’s provocative play shatters the ivory tower of academia, upending questions of privilege and Western morality.
INTERCONNECTIONS supported by PNC ARTS ALIVE!
Consistent with the themes of HUMAN RITES, InterAct is partnering with a related non-profit organization. More information to come on speakers and events related to this partnership.
- PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE of HUMAN RITES
Thursday, March 22 @ 8 pm will be dedicated to a related organization -- All proceeds will go to their organization
Social Action Happy Hours -
Attendees receive half-price tickets to that evening’s performance (as available) as well as discounts on wine and beer.
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.
follow Sunday matinee performances, are curated conversations led by invited scholars, community leaders, and experts in the themes of the play.
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, April 8 @ 2 PM - Open captioned performance
- Friday, April 13 @ 8 pm - Spanish captioned performance