Sep 29, 2016
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Oct 2, 2016

Et’teffeh/Apples

“In its American debut, Algerian experimental theater troupe Istijmam Culturelle uses absurdism and dark humor to address the political and social struggles of Algeria in the aftermath of the 1988 uprising and subsequent civil war.”

-The Village Voice

By Istijmam (Algeria)
Presented in association with Center Stage


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Et’teffeh/Apples is performed in English and Arabic.

Running Time: 75 minutes.

Istijmam, a collaborative of theatre makers, moves outward from the manifestos of Brecht and Grotowski to repopulate the halga, Algeria’s town square, and renew populist traditions of improvisation and physical interaction. Et’teffeh/Apples, foregrounds the repression and sectarian schisms that consumed Algeria during the Dark Decade of the 1990s. The play is performed by a trio led by Rihab Alloula and was written by her father, theatre director and playwright Abdelkader Alloula, who was assassinated in 1994. Remounted here, this gritty, intimate production, full of dark humor and barbed observation, bears witness to Algeria’s shadowed past and confronts the complex destiny of the present day.

For more info go to: http://centerstageus.org/artists/istijmam

Istijmam, a collaborative of theatre makers, moves outward from the manifestos of Brecht and Grotowski to repopulate the halga, Algeria’s town square, and renew populist traditions of improvisation and physical interaction.

Center Stage invites performing artists from select countries to the United States to perform and conduct engagement activities. Find them online at: www.centerstageUS.org

The show is produced under the following program(s):
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Post-Show Talk Back

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Thursday, September 29th

Sunday, October 2nd