Prospero, the Duke of Milan, is cast away with his daughter Miranda to a remote island by his treacherous brother Antonio. Twelve years later his “potent Art” raises a tempest that shipwrecks his enemies on to the island. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero and an unexpected romance. Shakespeare’s farewell play is a painful and humorous journey of magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness.
50 sisters who have escaped Greece, fleeing from arranged marriages to their 50 cousins, find refuge in Italy. The sisters seek asylum in an extravagant villa owned by a powerful Italian family, in fear of their ambushing grooms. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence. The sisters have to decide whether to stick with the pack... or follow their hearts.
Standing up for Domestic Violence & Mental Health awareness.
In this modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her eldest child is teaching her how to read and write, but the letter "A" is, so far, the only letter she knows. Her five kids are named Jabber, Bully, Trouble, Beauty and Baby, and the characters are played by adult actors who double as five other people in Hester's life. While Hester's kids fill her life with joy —lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty — the adults with whom she comes into contact only hold her back.
The first episode of Mickaël de Oliveira's diptych Socrates Must Die, The Death of Socrates, unites the reinvented character of Socrates and his most trusted friends. It narrates the last three days of the Greek philosopher in the prison where he was kept for a month, during the city’s festivity period that forbade any capital punishment to be carried out. Socrates’ friends try to persuade him not to die, showing him ways to run away. Nevertheless, he stays true to his conviction that death is preferable to life.
Death etc. brings together Pinter’s most poignant and especially relevant writings in this time of war. From chilling psychological portraits of those who commit atrocities in the name of a higher power, to essays on the state-sponsored terrorism of present-day regimes, to solemn hymns commemorating the faceless masses that perish unrecognized, Mr. Pinter’s writings are as essential to the preservation of open debate as to our awareness of personal involvement in the fate of our global community.
In spirit of the Carnation Revolution.25th of April, 1974 in Portugal.
Set in an apocalyptic future where a young man named Torch has been quarantined to a dark, squalid room on the Lower East Side of New York City, after testing positive for a nameless, sexually transmitted disease. In his grimy cell which the locals refer to as “Beirut,” Torch passes the time alone, forbidden from contact with the moral population of the outside world. His uninfected girlfriend, Blue, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him.
Baker's setting is an anonymous conference room, where a group of people sit round a shiny table telling and dissecting stories. Their search is for something monstrous but, under the seemingly benign chairmanship of a figure called Sandy, they are encouraged to offer uncensored stories from their own lives.
Four actors, heroes of a new society, are invited by the government to write a new Constitution. Sequestered from society. Six days. No experience in the matter. A Perfect Constitution for an imperfect nation.