The Veiled Monologues at the A.R.T.

” . . . a magnificent demonstration of the power of theatre to change the terms of public debate. The monologues make visible – live, in real time, in close physical proximity – women, emotions, and beliefs that are hidden from the non-Muslim world.” Thomas Sellar, Editor, Theater

The American Repertory Theatre is pleased to invite you to the New England premiere of Dutch actress/writer/director Adelheid Roosen’s The Veiled Monologues. Scheduled for one week only, from Tuesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 21, performances will be the A.R.T.’s Zero Arrow Theatre in Harvard Square.

After acting in a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Dutch actress Adelheid Roosen approached Muslim women living in the Netherlands to ask them similar questions about their sexuality. The result – The Veiled Monologues – is a vital, surprising, and poetic portrait of love and relationships in the Islamic community. Each monologue is imbued with deep feeling and delicate detail, allowing us more than a glimpse into each woman’s soul.

Several performances will be followed by symposia:

October 16: Post-performance discussion with members of the creative team, co-presented by the Harvard College Women’s Center.

October 17: Post-performance panel discussion, co-presented by Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Tickets: Start at $39, $25 for students (based on availability.) Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

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