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A scene from <em>A Thought About Raya.</em>
A scene from A Thought About Raya.

A Thought About Raya to be Staged at Hamilton

Contact Michelle Reiser-Memmer (315) 859-4331
Posted October 8, 2009
Tags Performing Arts
The Contemporary Voices and Visions Series at Hamilton College will present the play A Thought About Raya by The Debate Society on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in Wellin Hall at the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

The Debate Society is a Brooklyn-based theater company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Oliver Butler. The company specializes in creating unexpected stories set in supremely intricate, vividly theatrical worlds. The work of The Debate Society has been supported by grants from NEA/chashama, The Greenwall Foundation, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Puffin Foundation, The Sons of Norway Foundation, Fractured Atlas and The Mancini Foundation.

A Thought About Raya brings to the stage the violent and darkly comedic spirit of Leningrad artist Daniil Kharms, whose idiosyncratic visions and nonlinear theatrical performances led to his arrest, imprisonment, and eventual death during Stalin’s purges. In a series of colliding scenes, vibrant images and absurd turns frame this performance that is part fable, part dance, and part experience. The complex themes of love, sex, violence, and death pepper this simple story of the search for a voice in the midst of chaos.

Tickets for this event are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For more information or tickets call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org

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