Friday, August 26, 2016

Visiting Algerian theater troupe to stage drama about freedom, political ambition

"Visiting Algerian theater troupe to stage drama about freedom, political ambition,"

Image from entry, with caption: Algerian theater group Istijmam will appear at Indiana University as part of its first U.S. tour. |

  • Aug. 24, 2016

WHAT: "Apples," a play presented by the Algerian theater collective Istijmam
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9
WHERE: Wells-Metz Theater, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, Ind.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public, no tickets required
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Fresh from a performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington, the experimental theater collective Istijmam will bring the play "Apples" to Indiana University Bloomington for one night only.
"Apples," or "Et'teffeh," will be presented in English (with some Algerian Arabic) Sept. 9 at the Wells-Metz Theatre.
Jane E. Goodman, an associate professor of anthropology at IU Bloomington, arranged for the troupe from Oran, Algeria, to visit the campus as part of its first tour of the United States. The group also will meet with students from IU's Hutton Honors College during their stay. ...
The appearance of Istijmam is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. ...

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