Et’teffeh/Apples

September 29 - October 02, 2016

First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street

$25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

Et'effeh / Apples is a VOICE CHOICE!

VillageVoice
"In its American debut, Algerian experimental theater troupe Istijmam Culturelle uses absurdism and dark humor to address the political and social struggles of Algeria in the aftermath of the 1988 uprising and subsequent civil war."

By Istijmam (Algeria)
Presented in association with Center Stage

Et’teffeh/Apples is performed in English and Arabic. 
Running Time: 75 minutes.
Istijmam, a collaborative of theatre makers, moves outward from the manifestos of Brecht and Grotowski to repopulate the halga, Algeria’s town square, and renew populist traditions of improvisation and physical interaction. Et’teffeh/Apples, foregrounds the repression and sectarian schisms that consumed Algeria during the Dark Decade of the 1990s. The play is performed by a trio led by Rihab Alloula and was written by her father, theatre director and playwright Abdelkader Alloula, who was assassinated in 1994. Remounted here, this gritty, intimate production, full of dark humor and barbed observation, bears witness to Algeria’s shadowed past and confronts the complex destiny of the present day. 
For more info go to: http://centerstageus.org/artists/istijmam

Post-Show Talk Backs

Meet The Cast After Every Performance
Thursday, September 29th
Sunday, October 2nd

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About the Artists

Istijmam, a collaborative of theatre makers, moves outward from the manifestos of Brecht and Grotowski to repopulate the halga, Algeria's town square, and renew populist traditions of improvisation and physical interaction.
Center Stage invites performing artists from select countries to the United States to perform and conduct engagement activities. Find them online at: www.centerstageUS.org