HUMAN RITES

by SETH ROZIN
directed by HARRIET POWER

March 23 - April 15, 2018

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

Running time: 120 minutes -
w/ 15 minute intermission

Cast

Lynnette Freeman
Michaela
Joe Guzman
Alan
Kimberly Fairbanks
Lydia

Production Team

Seth Rozin Playwright
Harriet Power Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Marka Suber 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

In response to student protest, Michaela, an African-American dean at a major American university summons Alan, a renowned Jewish professor of cultural psychology, to request that he retract a controversial paper on female initiation rites in Africa. But dormant feelings of attraction and resentment from an illicit affair years earlier turns a heated battle over science and cultural pluralism into a heavyweight fight. Rozin’s provocative play shatters the ivory tower of academia, upending questions of privilege and Western morality.

Relentlessly challenges its audience to rethink its assumptions, about both big-picture issues and the human characters wrestling with them.
— Indianapolis Business Journal

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
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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.  
 

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.

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, April 8 @ 2 PM - Open captioned performance
  • Friday, April 13 @ 8 pm -  Spanish captioned performance