"Reader" by Ariel Dorfman
June 13 - June 21, 2014
In a dark dystopia reminiscent of the works of Ray Bradbury and George Orwell, the government’s top censor, Daniel Lucas, is confronted with a manuscript that threatens to expose his darkest secrets. In his quest to uncover the story’s author, he finds that not only do its words reveal the secrets of his past, but that they may also predict the details of his future. As the worlds of fiction and reality clash and combine, a nightmarish reality emerges where any one of us can be cut, recut, and redacted into oblivion, spotlighting the harsh consequences of bureaucratic control over the flow of information.
Reader is directed by Jake Scaltreto and features Robin Gabrielli, James Hayward, Sara Jones, Rachel Sacks, Samuel Frank, and Matthew Zahnzinger.
"Reader" is presented as part of #DoubleDorfman month, in partnership with The Open Theatre Project. Visit flatearththeatre.com to learn more!