Zealot, a finalist for the Susan Blackburn Prize, is set "at the British consulate in Mecca, where a tactical tea is interrupted by news of nearby violence," according to press notes. "When a witness seeks asylum, a diplomatic battle of wits ensues, while a life hangs in the balance."
A talkback will follow featuring the playwright, cast and director.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office at (802) 867-2223 or online at www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.