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    "Reader" by Ariel Dorfman

    Presented by at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

    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 to learn more!

    Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

    321 Arsenal Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

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    Admission Info:

    Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. $10 student tickets available at door only.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Box office opens one hour before curtain. There will be a 15 minute intermission.

    Phone: 1-800-838-3006


    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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