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IN - Festival Year 2! - New work from extraordinary voices.

INnovative forms. INvigorating new work. INventive performances. Works IN-Progress. IN-Festival Spotlight Production:
Written and Performed by Yehuda Hyman
Directed by Mara Isaacs

February 22 – March 9, 2008
in The Room in the Berlind Theatre
Tickets $12; Student tickets $7

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In The Mad 7, a modern day riff on a 19th Century Hasidic tale, playwright, actor and choreographer Yehuda Hyman tells the epic tale of Elliot Green, an office drone turned reluctant hero who embarks on a strange and mystical quest. In a virtuosic performance, Hyman uses music and dance as he becomes the many characters in this hilarious, offbeat and moving story of spiritual and self-discovery. Inspired by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s The Seven Beggars, The Mad 7 is a wild tour of the mysteries of the universe and the ecstasy of the soul.

The Mad 7 was developed in part with the support of The Karma Foundation and the Rhodopi International Theatre Collective.

IN-Festival FREE readings:

Tickets free with reservation, Please arrive early;
reservations will be released ten minutes before each performance.

In Their Own Voices
Monday, February 25 – 7:30 pm | Monday, March 3 – 7:30 pm

Two evenings of award-winning writers and composers reading and performing excerpts from their own works-IN-progress. Reconnect with McCarter favorites and hear exciting new voices. Writers include Neil Bartram, Marina Carr, Michael Friedman, John Guare and Emily Mann (subject to change).

Eclipsed -By Danai Gurira
Thursday, March 6 – 7:30 pm

The first public reading of Obie Award winner Danai Gurira’s stirring new play, Eclipsed. In November, Gurira (In the Continuum) travelled to Liberia to conduct research for her latest play, which explores the experience of Liberian women navigating through and surviving in the most hostile environment imaginable--a vicious civil war.

Danai Gurira and McCarter Theatre Center are participants in the New Generations Program, funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for American theatre.

Sleeping Beauty Wakes - By Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Valerie Vigoda
Saturday, March 8 – 4 pm

A concert reading of a delightful new musical twist on Grimms’ classic fairy tale. With a book by Tony Award winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)and a score by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn of the band GrooveLily (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Striking 12), the writing team of this musical recently won two of L.A.'s prestigious Ovation Awards for Best World Premiere Musical (Sleeping Beauty Wakes) and Best Musical Direction (Brendan Milburn).

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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