January 31 ,
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.
$23 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Theater Department, Center for the Arts