Opened Jan 10, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The personal and political, humorous and harrowing collide in this exhilaratingly irreverent play from Company One, named Boston's Best Theater Company by The Improper Bostonian. A rehearsal room descends from the collaborative to the absurd, as a group of idealistic actors attempt to dramatize the little-known first genocide of the 20th century. As the ensemble wrestles with this remote story, tensions mount, and their exploration hits much closer to home than anyone ever expected. One of The New York Times' top ten plays of 2012, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an innovative, fast-paced and uncomfortably funny take on race, empathy and the devastating consequences of our best intentions.