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    Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq

    Presented by at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

    June 26 - June 28, 2014


    Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq

    Drawing on both Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett, this world premiere by Iraqi playwright Amir Al-Azraki explores diverse Iraqi points of view about the events leading up to and following the U.S.-led invasion of their country in 2003. In its exposition of truth as rooted in perspective, "Waiting for Gilgamesh" challenges one-sided ways of thinking. "The spectators are nowhere to find ready-made answers," Al-Azraki has written, "but are left with a clash of voices, each cudgeling his views."

    With new music by Jacques Pardo of Atlas Soul

    James Bocock
    Sally Nutt
    Danielle Pointe-Tezana
    Bari Robinson
    Kria Sakeeny
    Kari Soustiel

    Marc S. Miller, director
    Anne Loyer, production designer
    Trip Venturella, stage manager
    Jacques Pardo, composer, sound designer
    Chris Bocchiaro, lighting designer
    Mario Avila, puppets & masks
    Hana Pegrimkova, puppets & masks
    Julie Dauber, costume designer
    Asmaa Najim Alhadidi, literary advisor
    Sam Lasman, dramaturg

    Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

    321 Arsenal Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

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    Admission Info:

    General: $20
    Students, veterans, seniors (62+): $14

    Phone: 800.838.3006


    The Arsenal on the Charles complex has a centrally located 6 floor parking garage that is completely free, as well as a large number of ground level parking spots around the campus.

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