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Thank you for joining us to experience Tania El Khoury’s Gardens Speak. This piece is particularly important to us in our season as way to engage with the war in Syria on the level individuals. El Khoury’s installation captured our attention with its deeply personal stories and unique setting. Please share your thoughts and experience in the comments.

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    “Extraordinary and emotionally wrenching.” “Each audience member chooses a card on which a name is written in Arabic. We then match the name to one of the names written on the tombstones, and, as instructed on the card, dig into the dirt to reveal the English name of the person being memorialized (they were all opposing the Assad government), and then lie down on top of the “grave” to hear the man or…

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  “We are living through a time when we all have a tendency, at one level or another, to one degree or another, to shut out the negative destruction all around us,” – Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, director of The State of Siege.     Written by Nobel Prize–winning author Albert Camus, staged by leading avant-garde French director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and produced by the celebrated Paris theatre company Théâtre de la Ville, The State of Siege is set to take…

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  Albert Camus penned L’État de siège (The State of Siege) almost directly in the middle of his celebrated writing career. How many works by this Nobel Prize winning author have you read? Let us know the Camus works that have stuck with you in the comments. This rare staging of Camus’ work is only in Boston for three days, so don’t miss your chance to see it! Born: November 7, 1913, in Mondovi (now Dréan),…

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  In May I found myself in Rennes, France, on the eve of that nation’s presidential election. As a part of my responsibilities at ArtsEmerson I travel to see work. As in professional sports, arts presenters call this scouting. I was there to scout the production entitled The State of Siege We had already announced we’d be including Théâtre de la Ville’s production in our season and I was there primarily to experience it live,…

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