The Massachusetts International Festival Of The Arts (MIFA) will present the exclusive American engagement of Mark Ravenhill's Some Explicit Polaroids at Smith College in Northhampton. Originally produced by London's Out Of Joint Theatre Company, Polaroids will run June 14 17.
According to production notes, Polaroids is directed by Out of Joint's Max Stafford-Clark and is "set in contemporary London, where a political radical released from prison finds old comrades abandoned to erotic experimentation."
Out of Joint previously performed in the U.S. with MIFA in February 1999 with Carol Churchill’s Blue Heart and with the recently extended Irish Repertory Theatre production of Sebastian Barry's Our Lady of Sligo, starring Sinead Cusack, in New York City. Out of Joint was also represented in the U.S. in 1997 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) with Sebastian Barry’s The Steward of Christendom starring Donal McCann.
Tickets range from $18-$37.50. Polaroids plays at Theater 14 (at the Mendenhall Performing Arts Center) at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts. For tickets call Majestix at (800) 224-6432. For further information, including travel and accommodations, phone the MIFA offices at (413) 584-4425.
An MIFA statement describes the event as an annual arts festival presenting "world premieres, national debuts and exclusive engagements by opera and theatre companies and by individual artists from around the world...with performance venues in Northampton, Amherst, Springfield, Shelburne Falls, Deerfield, South Hadley and other towns and cities along the Connecticut River." -- By Murdoch McBride