[PAST EVENT] Travesties Pre-show discussion

September 30, 2011
7:15pm - 7:45am
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, Dodge Room
601 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The audience is invited to take part in a pre-show discussion from 7:15 - 7:45 prior to the Friday evening performance. The dramaturge will be presenting a preface to the play, offering background information and insights to the evening's performance.

Tom Stoppard's Travesties creates a fictional debate between three revolutionary artists--Dadaism's Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, in the throes of writing Ulysses, and Lenin--pre-Bolshevik uprising in a surrealistic setting of 1917 Zurich. These three men, plus British consul official Henry Carr, in reality, were all living in Zurich in 1917. Stoppard takes this historical coincidence, sets it against a rewrite of The Importance of Being Earnest, and reveals the entire story through the sometimes lucid, but more often faulty memory of the aging Carr.

Box Office at 757-221-2674 or [[albrabrand, Amy Brabrand]] at 757-221-2666