Wiener's Extraordinary Chambers Earns ACT New Play Award

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David Wiener's Extraordinary Chambers has been named Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre's 2010 New Play Award winner and will be presented Feb. 27 at 7:30 PM and Feb. 28 at 3 PM in the Bullitt Cabaret.
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David Wiener Photo by courtesy of South Coast Repertory

Both free staged readings of the Cambodian-set work will be followed by a discussion with the author and director Kurt Beattie. The cast will include Jose Abaoag, Francois Chau, Khanh Doan, Tracy Hyland, and Darragh Kennan.

"Set in Cambodia following one of the worst cases of genocide in the history of the world," press notes read, "Extraordinary Chambers brings Carter Dean, an American businessman, to Phnom Penh with his wife Mara reluctantly in tow. Primed to participate in the rehabilitation of a ravaged country’s economic infrastructure and woefully ignorant of the political and emotional terrain they are entering, the Dean’s stumble into a minefield of deception, intrigue, and betrayal connected to the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge."

Wiener's plays include Guts, La Arana, Love Song of the Apocalypse, Blood Orange, in vitro, Huera, Cassiopeia, Baltimore Star and System Wonderland. He is the recipient of the Cherry Lane Fellowship, The Rossetti Fellowship, The Lark Fellowship and The Reynolds Price Award for Drama. He has received commissions from the Atlantic Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, SoHo Rep and A Contemporary Theater.

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