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The Year of Silence

Thursday, December 4 - Saturday, December 6, 7:30 PM
Reed College Performing Arts Building, Black Box Theatre
This event is open to the public.

A devised theatre piece based on a short story of the same name by Kevin Brockmeier

Developed by thesis candidate Leah Artenian

December 4, 5, 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Building

“The truth was that we enjoyed the silence, and more than that, we hungered for it” - Kevin Brockmeier, The Year of Silence

When a city begins experiencing inexplicable moments of pure silence, many of its citizens’ lives are changed forever. Before long they enact a “Silence Movement” to abolish all unnecessary sound in the city as they seek to recapture the serenity they found in the moments of natural silence. This play explores the repercussions of constantly striving for what we don't have rather than appreciating what is in front of us, and the problems that arise when a city attempts to impose Utopian ideals onto its people.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2014


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