Brind School of Theater Arts Presents '9 Parts of Desire'
April 29, 2010
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts presents the final installment of its 2009 – 2010 Studio Series of intimate, experimental works with Heather Raffo's topical "9 Parts of Desire" about the stark reality of being a woman in modern-day Iraq.
Originally written as a one-woman show, the play features monologues that bring to life nine distinct Iraqi women whose very different stories convey their complex and harrowing lives. These monologues quickly become a series of overlapping conversations leading to a breakdown in communication as the chaos of Iraq intensifies. Nine University of the Arts students play the nine roles.
The production is directed by Rick Stoppleworth, assistant professor of Acting and Musical Theater and Assistant Director of the Brind School. He last directed "Bat Boy: The Musical" during the Brind Sc
The show will be staged at the University’s Caplan Center for the Performing Arts (211 S. Broad St.) and runs April 29 – May 1 at 8 p.m.; May 1 – 2 at 2 p.m.; and May 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out.