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Apr 23, 2003
Apr 23, 2003

Contemporary Theatre Abroad
Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes New York, THALATTA!, MCC, and A.R.T./ New York.

rolandFollowing a special A.R.T./New York – Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Literary Manager Round Table join the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in introducing the work of German Playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig. In addition, celebrate the official international launching of the Goethe-Institut Theatre Library and hear from Jury Member Bernd Schmidt, who will speak about Contemporary German Drama. The new Goethe-Institut Theatre Library, an exciting website where theatre professionals from all over the world can download the latest German plays, will also be introduced.

Following introductions by Edwin Wilson, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Irmtraut Hubatsch, Goethe Institut Inter Nationes and Lisa Stevenson of A.R.T./New York, the THALATTA! Theatre Collective will present a scene from Schimmelpfennig’s Arabian Night, directed by Doug Howe. A scene from his play Push Up 1 – 3, produced by MCC Theater and directed by Stephen Willems will follow. A personal statement by Roland Schimmelpfennig and Q & A discussion will conclude the evening.

Here’s what people are saying about playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig:

“ A stiflingly hot summer evening in a block of flats; a near-naked young woman almost constantly asleep; a caretaker worried about why the water supply on the top floors has “vanished”; a slightly displaced world, and disorientation all round.The cleverness of Roland Schimmelpfennig (who has had two plays staged in London this year, Push Up at the Royal Court and now Arabian Night in a production by Actors Touring Company) is to make high-tempo drama out of solipsistic states of mind.”

Lesley Chamberlain, May 10, 2002, London

Showing at the Martin E. Segal Theatre
Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 6:30 p.m. FREE
Reservations required.