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THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 MATINEE: FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 1.30PM RUNNING TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINS (NO INTERVAL) THREE VISIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST BY NAOMI WALLACE Directed by Katie Posner and Marcus Romer Designed by Catherine Chapman Three distinct but thematically related stories which explore the possibility of humanity in the most inhumane conditions. In settings which range from a Zoo in Rafah, Palestine to a hospital in Tel Aviv and a yard in Iraq, the play draws us into a world of war and high emotion. The writer explores political tensions by grounding them in the human issues of love, life and death, moving us from the specific to the universal. Internationally acclaimed American playwright Naomi Wallace is best known for her deeply political plays, including One Flea Spare and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and is the recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. “...reminds us why we need theatre at a time like this, what the playwright can achieve that the journalist cannot.” The Guardian The production will be accompanied by a range of activities including workshops, talks and further readings for both students (GCSE and A level Drama and Creative Diploma) and the general public. For workshop bookings contact, 01904 63555.