Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Stoll Thrust Theatre Rarig Center,West Bank
A free public staged reading of "A Stone Thrown at the Guilty" by Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Winton Chair, directed by University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Theater Dominic Taylor, featuring a a cast of professional actors.
"A Stone Thrown at the Guilty" is inspired by two historical uprisings in Somalia under British rule, during 1922 and 1939-40. In the second one, a protester was sentenced to death. In Farah’s play, the Somali firing squad that is assigned by the British Governor to kill that man commits an act of resistance. However, what happens next veers sharply from the usual narratives of heroic resistance, with the players exhibiting multifaceted and conflicting impulses and desires, and the reactions to the rebellion taking unexpected, fatal turns. What is clear in the confusion is the difficulty of creating deliberate change, even if the cause seems unequivocal.
The event, which is FREE and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Winton Chair, along with the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and the Department of English.
More information: https://theatre.umn.edu/events/
To request disability accommodations, please contact University Theatre Arts and Dance, 612-625-4001.