On the Run: Horse Head Theatre Co. presents LIDLESSPosted by: Staffon 2016/6/4 9:41:33 384 reads Lidless
Presented by Horse Head Theatre Co. at Spacetaker Gallery at Fresh Arts
June 2 - June 20, 2016
Horse Head Theatre Co. presents the regional premiere of Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, June 2-18, 2016, and 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016.
Lidless boldly asks, what happens after war is over? What do we remember? What do we forget? What do we fabricate? Set in 2019, Lidless follows Alice, a former Guantánamo Bay interrogator who remembers nothing; Bashir, her former detainee who remembers everything; and Rhiannon, Alice's boldly imaginative daughter who is determined to understand.
Fifteen years after Alice (Mischa Hutchings) served as an interrogator at Guantánamo Bay, she has successfully reinvented herself and suppressed all memories of her prior life—mostly through the aid of pharmaceuticals. Now in 2019, Alice lives contentedly in Minnesota with her loving husband, Lucas (Rick Evans), teenage daughter Rhiannon (Tanith Albright), and lifelong friend Riva (Deeba Ashraf)--that is until Bashir (Herman Gambhir) appears at her florist shop, confronting Alice with the horrifying reality of her long-forgotten time at Guantánamo. As compensation for the suffering he endured, Bashir asks Alice to donate part of her liver and save what remains of his life. Meanwhile, Alice’s daughter Rhiannon relentlessly uncovers her mother’s past, just as Bashir infiltrates their family’s present.
Lidless is a daring and searingly poetic exploration of the nature of trauma, the conflicting eroticism and brutality of violence, and the human spirits resilience on the edge of extremity.
With the support of community partners Amnesty International Houston Group 23 and the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Horse Head is proud to present a special event series running in tandem with Lidless.
Following select performances, audiences will be invited to stay for an expert guest speaker presentation connected with the War on Terror, Guantanamo Bay, trauma studies, gender studies, Islamic culture, and more, and join the Lidless theatrical artists for an open-forum Q&A session. These sessions are free.
This project is made possible in part due to our generous sponsor, Fresh Arts.
$25 general admission/$50 VIP
Note: There is no late seating. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to select your general admission seat. Reserved seating is available with the purchase of a VIP admission ticket. This show is recommended for mature audiences 18+ or accompanied by an guardian. Following select performances, Horse Head will present free special events. Please visit our website for information regarding our post-show Engagement Programming series.
General Day and Time Info:
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, June 2-18, 2016
8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016
Spacetaker Gallery at Fresh Arts (formerly Spacetaker Artist Resource Center (ARC))
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007