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MENORCA is Jeff-Recommended!
Recommeded by New City (5 shows to See Now)
and Chicago Reader!
"thought-provoking...Menorca digs deep
into identity, place..." Tom Witom,
"Kirsten D’Aurelio is captivating...Menorca's
philosophical rigor is stunning." Neal
Ryan Shaw New
"director Ann Filmer's sure hand keeps
this pensive, densely layered story moving swiftly
and gracefully... Juan Gabriel Ruiz is a perfect
foil as the guard--earthy, smart, and completely
unfazed by Ollie's haunted, ambivalent manner."
Dan Weissmann, Chicago
"engrossing small-stage theater...
Koon deploys a sober, nuanced immigrant’s tale
that stands in refreshing contrast to the bombast
and hysteria of our time." Ryan Dolley,
"Menorca is most definitely a coup
for the ambitious 16th Street Theater, whose
mission of original work is courageous and inspiring.
This is a work that will linger with you beyond
its two hours running time." Joe
The world premiere of
by Robert Koon
Directed by Ann Fiilmer
September 9 - October 16, 2010 View
show calendar here
Thursdays & Fridays @ 7:30 PM
Saturdays @ 5:00 & 8:30 PM
Thursday & Friday performances are followed
by post-show dialogues.
Tickets: $16 Buy
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$12 tickets for 8(+) For info
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On the island of Menorca, an archeological dig
reveals human remains. Ollie (Alesandese), a
woman of Basque origin, is there. She is with
her students and James, her boss who is also
her lover. In the Southern California desert,
a border is being watched and guarded. Ollie
is there too, with George, a Mexican- American
border patrol agent, when more human bones are
discovered. The present intrudes on the past
as boundaries are set, crossed, and broken.
All in the search for the identity of a woman
Robert Koon’s plays include
Vintage Red and the Dust of the Road (Jeff
Award for New Work), St. Colm’s Inch and
Odin’s Horse. Menorca was
developed at the William Inge Theatre Festival.
This is its world premiere. Listen
to a live interview with Robert Koon on
Vocalo 89.5 FM.
Running time is under 2 hours with one intermission.