Free to Denison students, faculty and staff. General admission $8, Senior Citizen $5, Non-Denison students $4. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 740-587-6544.
The Department of Theatre presents “Information for Foreigners” written by Griselda Gambaro and directed by Eleni Papaleonardos. Focusing on a critical period in the history of Argentina’s socialpolitical turmoil, Gambaro’s “Information for Foreigners” deals with the theme of random and meaningless punishment at the hands of an oppressive regime, and the unwillingness of its citizens to accept the truth or to intervene. This “drama of disappearance” is intended for performance in a house recalling the spaces used for detention and torture. The audience is split into groups and led through a labyrinth of darkened passageways to a series of nightmarish tableaux of terror and degradation. As translator Marguerit Feitlowitz points out, the set up raises questions about complicity, about the moral implications of leading, following, and bearing witness. It is designed to make audience members reflect moment to moment not only what they’re watching, but that they’re watching.
Content Warning: This play depicts events surrounding Argentina’s Dirty War and contains scenes implying physical, sexual, and psychological violence.
“Information for Foreigners” is an immersive experience. Audience members will walk through a house and climb stairs during the play. There is no conventional seating, though the audience will have the opportunity to lean against the walls or sit at intervals on non-traditional seating. This play runs approximately 85 minutes. While the experience is not physically strenuous, please make reservations with these details in mind.
Advance reservations must be made due to the audience being divided into groups of specific size upon arrival. Tickets may be reserved on this website or by calling the Box Office at 740-587-6544. Audience members will first meet in the Ace Morgan Lobby of the Theatre Arts Building where they will be divided into groups and escorted to Monomoy. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
The play takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and March 2; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3; and at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, March 6-9.