The Assignment by Camilo Almonacid
A REGIONAL PREMIERE
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 9
Directed by David Winitsky
Cast: Rafael Pouriet and Antu Yacob
Gun violence ripped apart their lives, now literature will help them heal. Julian J. Torres, a 37-year-old, recently-paroled scholarship recipient, bursts into Professor Helen Payne's office -- he has missed the first session of her contemporary literature course. He charms his way back into class, and the two become unlikely friends connected through the power of great literature. Funny, painful, and hopeful, <em>The Assignment</em> reminds us that there is life after the unthinkable. Inspired by real conversations with perpetrators of gun violence and families of victims.
"Brilliant!... There are moments in the play that will have you leaking, so bring a hankie, and you will leave with a both-sides-now perspective that will affect everything that you see going forward."
- Sherri Rase