About this Event
The Tent is set in a tiny rural town somewhere in South Africa. A mixed couple—Ruth is white and Samson is black—pitch their tent alongside the local gas station and store in the middle of the night. Their appearance rocks the town and splits it down the middle, with fear, racism, hatred, and violence at odds with kindness and healing. The Tent concerns the ‘other’ and the phobia that it sparks.
Playwright: Megan Furniss. Director: Zane Gillion. Cast: Megan Metrikin (Ruth), James Scruggs (Samson), Timothy Covington (Sello), Caren Skibell (Susan, Customer 1), Hamilton Clancy (Charlie, BP), Zane Gillion (Priest, Lungelo).
Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $10. RSVP through Eventbrite is required. More info about the festival: www.rehearsalfortruth.org.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions for indoor events, seating capacity is limited and on first-come first-served basis. Reservations must be made in advance. Wearing a face mask is required. No tickets will be available at the door, and anyone who has not received pre-event confirmation will be turned away.
ABOUT THE 2021 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL
The 2021 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring Vaclav Havel is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association. The program is co-produced by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, GOH Productions, Czech Center New York, Polish Cultural Institute New York, One-Eight/Daniel Irizarry Theater, Slovak Consulate General in New York, Palissimo Company, and Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.
The 2021 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Ben Kallos. Additional support is by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka – Member of the KBC Group, PACE.V4 – Performing Arts Central Europe, Visegrad Countries Focus, and International Visegrad Fund.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, United States