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Undermain Theatre 3200 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226
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214-747-5515 (phone)
http://www.undermain.org/
Neighborhood: Deep Ellum
Category: Theater and Dance

Schedule

  1. March 19, 2014 7:30 pm
  2. March 20, 2014 7:30 pm
  3. March 21, 2014 8:15 pm
  4. March 22, 2014 8:15 pm
  5. March 23, 2014 2pm
  6. March 26, 2014 7:30 pm
  7. March 27, 2014 7:30 pm
  8. March 28, 2014 8:15 pm
  9. March 29, 2014 8:15 pm
  10. March 30, 2014 2pm
  11. April 2, 2014 7:30 pm
  12. April 3, 2014 7:30 pm
  13. April 4, 2014 8:15 pm
  14. April 5, 2014 8:15 pm
  15. April 6, 2014 2pm
  16. April 9, 2014 7:30 pm
  17. April 10, 2014 7:30 pm
  18. April 11, 2014 8:15 pm
  19. April 12, 2014 8:15 pm
  20. April 13, 2014 2pm
  21. April 16, 2014 7:30 pm
  22. April 17, 2014 7:30 pm
  23. April 18, 2014 8:15 pm
  24. April 19, 2014 8:15 pm
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The full title of Jackie Sibblies Drury's breakout work is a mouthful: We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. Generally we might be tempted to think such a loquacious title was a play at imparting grandeur, but we know better here. Drury touches on the necessity of collaboration and invention in art while staging a play about a troupe of actors attempting to stage their own play about a somewhat lesser-known genocide perpetrated by German soldiers in the early 20th century against the African tribe Herero. We, the audience, never actually see the finished presentation. Instead, we play intimate witness when trouble arises during the rehearsal process. Digging into the one-sided source material (history is written by the victors, as the saying goes) proves more emotionally fraught than the actors are equipped to handle. 

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