Off-Broadway's Guantánamo with Chalfant Set to Play in San Francisco

News   Off-Broadway's Guantánamo with Chalfant Set to Play in San Francisco
 
The Cuban detainee drama, Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, which recently ended its Off-Broadway run, will make its west coast debut with original star Kathleen Chalfant and more 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.

Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America) will take part in the San Francisco production with fellow original cast members Andrew Stewart-Jones and Harsh Nayyar.

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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