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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hearing Voices

You remember the Al Ain thespians I told you about a while back? Well readers from Al Ain and further afield, nows your chance to experience some of their acting first hand.

I got this press release through on the Taximail:

Women raise their voice for women in Voices

Set to stage their first production for 2007, in the name of charity Al Ain Theatre Society (AATS) presents Voices, a series of short plays written and performed by women.
Director, Ann Sandin said all proceeds from the production will go directly to Women for Women International, an organization helping women in war torn countries rebuild their lives.

“Voices is a neat suite of ten diverse yet thematically-linked works, all giving voice to different phases in women’s lives,” Ms Sandin said.

If it sounds like a night of heavy theatre and yawns, it’s not! Voices has plenty of humor and absurdity on stage as characters work through situations the audience is sure to find familiar is come way, she said.

Ms Sandin said: “Most of the scripts are by Western playwrights, including the award winning Wendy Wasserstein, but we have tried to stretch ourselves a bit and have incorporated some contemporary Arab drama as well.

A recently translated selection by Palestinian playwright Samia Qazmouz Bakri, makes an intriguing addition to the evening.”

Dale Taylor, AATS Secretary said she hopes for a large turnout to support the production and the Women for Women International charity as AATS hopes to designate a sizable donation for women in Iraq and Lebanon.

Women for Women International: http://www.womenforwomen.org

Voices will be performed at the Multaqa, UAE University Social Club, Al-Ain

7.30pm, on 23rd and 24th February 2007.

Tickets 35AED available from House of Arts or on the door.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wouldn't believe it. My article about that coming play is entitled "Hearing Voices" too. Regrettably, it was not published. My own stupid mistake. I sent my 10-page draft instead of my final report. It was nice for Ann Sandin, the director, to understand what happened. I just gave her the copy and also passed it to Al Ayn Magazine, UAEU's magazine.


2/22/2007 12:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Meghan said...

The production was excellent. I was so impressed by the quality of some of the "voices". I hope the theatre scene continues to grow!

2/25/2007 06:02:00 pm  

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