Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom Starts in San Francisco, March 23

News   Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom Starts in San Francisco, March 23
 
The Cuban detainee drama, Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, which recently played Off-Broadway, begins its west coast debut featuring original cast members with local actors at San Francisco's Brava Theatre Center.

Brava! for Women In the Arts present the work set to begin March 23 and open March 26. Will Pomerantz will stage the work in California for a run through April 17.

The cast includes original Broadway cast members Harsh Nayyar, Ramsey Faragallah, Robert Langton Lloyd, Steven Crossley and Joris Stuyck with Joseph Kamal, Nafees Hamid, Nick Sholly and Julia Brothers.

Guantánamo is based on actual testimony of detainees (as well as lawyers and public officials). Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo assembled the work from interviews (conducted in March and April 2004) of five British detainees at the titular Cuban locale who were released from imprisonment in late February.

The London documentary drama Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom which opened Off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Aug. 26 following previews from Aug. 20. Nicolas Kent and Sacha Wares directed the work which was commissioned (from an idea by Kent) by the Tricycle Theatre in January 2004. The show opened at the northern London Tricycle in May to sold out crowds and then moved to the West End before closing Sept. 4.

The design team include Miriam Buether (set and costume) and Johanna Town (lighting). Guantánamo performs at the Brava Theatre Center, 2789 24th Street (at York). For more information call (415)647-2822) or visit www.brava.org.

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