home/sick RETURNS

The Assembly’s original play HOME/SICK  premiered at The Collapsable Hole in Brooklyn in July 2011 to critical and audience acclaim, and we are so grateful to the undergroundzero festival for bringing it back to a wider audience.

Developed over the course of a year, the play is an exploration of our generation’s relationship to activism told through the story of the Weather Underground organization.

The Assembly’s HOME/SICK
2012 undergroundzero festival
July 25 – 29 (buy tickets)
The Living Theater – 21 Clinton St (between Houston and Stanton)

July 25 / 8pm
July 26 / 8pm
July 27 / 8pm
July 28 / 4pm and 8pm
July 29 / 5pm

Written by the ensemble

Directed by Jess Chayes

Cast: Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Kate Benson*, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan and Emily Louise Perkins*

Dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey; Set design by Nick Benacerraf;  Sound design by Asa Wember; Lighting design by Miriam Nilofa Crowe;Costume design by Deanna Frieman; Choreography by Sara Pauley; Stage Managed by Marianne Broome; Produced by Ariela Rotenberg

Disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government’s repression of those seeking equality domestically, a handful of leaders from the 1960s student movement seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to a true and lasting peace, these passionate idealists accelerated a movement to its fervor, but left a country behind.

“A cutting-edge young theater collective….By the end we have witnessed a sort of sociological big bang, when this tight, angry ball of political energy suddenly bursts and disbands irreparably.”
–The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“An intelligent and dynamic package…The ensemble’s connection with one another is the truest homage they could offer to the memory of the collective they have clearly, though reservedly, come to admire.”
–Backstage Magazine (Critic’s Pick)

This is a group of brilliant artists who will, without question, make their mark in the world of theater for a long time to come.”
–OffOffOnline (Pick of the Week)

Impressively researched and clear-eyed, home/sick shows us the Underground’s internal contradictions, and we see Bolshevik passion lapsing into self-delusion and then flaring up again, until we are unsure what to admire and what to deplore.”
–Time Out NY

“….invites us to take a close-up look at the fiery rhetoric of another era’s radical fringe and to measure the distance from our own aspirations….an absorbing, critical-minded narrative.”
–The Village Voice



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