The Long March, written by Dublin playwright Martin M. Maguire, explores the roots of intolerance. The piece was developed in an ususual way. The acting ensemble of 17 is drawn from the graduate and undergraduate populations of Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, where director Sutton is an artist-in-residence. The company developed the piece improvisationally in Texas. The play then debuted in Dublin in January 2005. The troupe then traveled back to the Lone Star State before taking the play Off-Broadway, where all involved will be granted a single week to remount the work. Sutton is the director of Ireland's Gaiety School of Acting.
The Long March performs at The Greenwich Street Theatre, 547 Greenwich Street. Tickets, which are $20 ($15 for students), may be purchased in advance via Smarttix, by phone at (212) 868-4444, or online at www.smarttix.com.