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neva guillermo calderon kate bergstrom

The woefully underutilized Pell Chafee Performance Center is the home for Neva, Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón’s 2013 play about performance during times of political turmoil. Technically set in St. Petersburg in 1905, when striking workers were shot down in the streets, there are clear parallels to the brutal Pinochet dictatorship under which Calderón was raised. Olga Knipper, Chekhov’s widow, finds two politically opposed actors in rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard. This one’s directed by Kate Bergstrom, who calls it a comedy. Bergstrom’s projects over the past three years have always sounded interesting but which for various reasons I’ve never actually seen. (This time it wasn’t my fault! Friday’s show was canceled at the last second.)

December 10 2017


Date: December 10, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $15
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Pell Chafee Performance Center

87 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States

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