THOUGHTS: Sawbones & The Diamond Eater

Sawbones and the diamond eater

I cannot say that I have ever seen a play about the medical world from the perspective of the operating table.  That is, until now.  At the HERE Arts Center’s MainStage, I saw a double-header of two evocative, short medical plays set during two major wars in our world’s history.  We are transplanted to the Civil War in Sawbones, then we journey on to  WWII in Germany in The Diamond Eater. Both plays were written by Carrie Robbins and, I was shocked by this, based on true stories by RD Robbins MD.

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THOUGHTS: Holy Land

holy landAfter being staged to critical acclaim in 9 countries, 3rd Kulture Kids is proud to present the US premiere of Holy Land.

Can we find humor & poetry in extreme situations? Mohamed Kacimi’s compelling and entertaining Holy Land answers this question as five contemporary characters face the devastation of war. A city under siege…Carmen has disappeared at a checkpoint. Her daughter, Imen, must face a soldier’s house search alone. Next door, Alia, a midwife, focuses on preparing her coffee while Yad, her husband, gets away from it all by smoking and drinking. The only hope seems to reside in Jesus: the cat. This dark and humorous story follows two families hanging on to the banality of day-to-day life, at times to the point of insanity, as a way to transcend the atrocities of war.

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