Play: Death of a Man
The Balch Street Theatre
Feb. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.
A solo performance-in-process, this story takes place in the jungles of the Amazon (and the Congo) where countless indigenous men, women, and children were mutilated and massacred in the mad search for natural rubber. “Death of a Man” is an attempt at authentic intercultural understanding by reengaging the past and bringing it alive in the present. The performance is not meant to sentimentalize the story or merely invoke empathy, but to interrogate, criticize, and empower by opening a dialogue between text, past, present, performer, and audience.