January 30 ,
08:00 PM -
The Assembly is a Brooklyn-based ensemble theater project of multi-disciplinary performance artists, many of whom are Wesleyan alumni, including Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Aubrey '06 (dramaturg), Nick Benacerraf '08 (scenic designer), and Edward Bauer '08 (actor). Devised and written collectively by the company, the New England premiere of "HOME/SICK" (2011), directed by Co-Artistic Director Jess Chayes '07 and produced by Ariela Rotenberg '10, explores the political history of how a handful of student activist leaders, disgusted by the Vietnam War and the U.S. government's repression of those seeking equality domestically, seized control of the Students for a Democratic Society movement in 1969. Believing violence to be the means to a true and lasting peace, these passionate idealists reshaped the group, in the name of overthrowing the government, into the Weather Underground. Fights choreographed by Sean Chin '09.
Performance to be followed by a Q&A with activist Mark Rudd, who was a student organizer in the Students for a Democratic Society at Columbia University, and helped found the Weather Underground. He was a federal fugitive from 1970 to 1977. Upon his return to the U.S., Mr. Rudd has worked as an organizer and community college instructor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
$23 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Theater Department, Center for the Arts