The Veiled Monologues Comes to American Repertory Theatre Oct. 16

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American Repertory Theatre presents the New England premiere of The Veiled Monologues starting Oct. 16 at the Zero Arrow Theatre.

The Cambridge, MA, company presents the Adelheid Roosen work through Oct. 21. The cast includes Oya Campelle, Nazmiye Oral and Meral Polat.

"After acting in a production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Adelheid Roosen approached Muslim women living in the Netherlands to ask them similar questions about their sexuality," explains show materials. The writer-director collected testimonies of women "living in the Netherlands who were born and raised in countries that include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq" and combines them with live music, dance and film.

The work premiered in the Netherlands in 2001 and now makes its way to the United States as part of a tour. It recently played at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York and will next be seen at Yale Repertory Theatre Oct. 23-27.

The design team includes Roosen and Mijke de Jong (set), Gelddof Verhaart and Dan Ottolander (lighting), Titus Tiel Groenestege (video) with Sevel Okyay and Sercan Engin providing music.

The season at A.R.T. will continue with Marcus Stern's adaptation of Donnie Darko (Oct. 27-Nov. 18), Michael Frayn's Copenhagen (Nov. 24-Dec. 23), Nilaja Sun's No Child (Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2008), William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Feb. 9-March 22, 2008), Pieter-Dirk Uys' Elections and Erections — A Chronicle of Fear & Fun (April 2-May 4, 2008) and Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee's Cardenio (May 10-June 1, 2008). Tickets to The Veiled Monologues at the Zero Arrow Theatre (corner of Arrow Street and Massachusetts Avenue) in Harvard Square are available by calling (617) 547-8300 or by visiting amrep.org.

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