Set / Costume Design:
Kelly Leigh David
Becca A. Lewis
April 3-19, 2014
The Charlestown Working Theatre
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
While staying with her aunt and uncle in the country, young Joan wakes in the night and sees the stuff of nightmares. Or does she? How much does she really understand of what she sees?
Years later, Joan is a fighter in a resistance movement - where the whole world is at war with itself. The cats have come in on the side of the French and the Bolivians have weaponized gravity.
Permeated with paranoia and fear, Far Away shows us a funhouse mirror reflection of our world, a dystopian society where unspeakable horrors take place just offstage and the moral compass is shattered.
By turns lyrical and prosaic, terrifying and shot through with a dark glinting humor, this fable of a society (and a planet) turning on itself is the work master playwright and political thinker at her best.
Far Away is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
It's a year of Caryl Churchill in Boston - and not just at Whistler! Also in April, you can catch TOP GIRLS produced by Bad Habit Productions.
Check out this conversation between Meg Taintor (director of FAR AWAY) and Liz Fenstermaker (director of TOP GIRLS). The conversation is moderated by dramaturg A. Nora Long.