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Thursday, October 11, 2007
LESSING AWARDED NOBEL
"Epicist of the female experience, with scepticism, fire and visionary power, has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny."
"The icing on the cake."
CLICK HERE for VIDEO, AUDIO, & MORE about Lessing's Nobel win
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
International Doris Lessing Conference invites "In Pursuit of the English: Rose" to make European Premiere July 2007!
("Images of Leeds Met") and
under "August 2007" (oddly enough)
click on "Doris Lessing Conference - 06/07/07"
to view photos # 11, 12, & 13.
SOLD-OUT SHOW PLAYS LEEDS!
SOLO PLAY of DORIS LESSING MEMOIR
INVITED TO PREMIERE EUROPE in LEEDS, ENGLAND.
One of the UK’s best-known novelists, Doris Lessing is the focus of the International Doris Lessing Conference at Leeds Metropolitan University, 6-8 July. Her memoir, originally titled “In Pursuit of the English," now a one-woman play, uses humor and love of humanity to explore themes of survival in the face of disaster that are relevant today.
Sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, “In Pursuit of the English: Rose,” is the only dramatization of Lessing to be so honored with being presented as part of the conference.
Conference organizer Dr. Alice Ridout, said,
“your fascinating work … made for an excellent event that was both alternative to the usual endless conference papers and extremely relevant to those conference papers.”
WHEN: Friday, 6 July, 2007, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Second International Doris Lessing Conference, School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, Civic Quarter, Leeds LS1 3HE, UK, Tel: 011 (44) 0113 283 5931
(posted 21 August 2007)
Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Thursday, April 20, 2006
SEE THE HILL RAG CALENDAR PAGE ON THE CORNER STORE THEATER FEST SHOWS, SEPTMEBER 2007! (3 Spetember 2007)
Three Media pieces on the CapFringe06 shows are currently posted here; more to come! (4 May 2007)
*** Click this link to see and hear Andrew Baroch's 2 August 2006 Voice of America story about this show and the Capital Fringe Festival, "Theater on the Fringe Visits D.C.."
*** Only F.W. Thomas, and Nothing More
By Rachel Beckman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 15, 2006; C05
Another Bit of History
Local actress Hilary Kacser also channels history in her new one-woman show, "In Pursuit of the English Rose." Her show is about a woman named Rose who lives in post-World War II London. She based her character on Doris Lessing's 1960 book "In Pursuit of the English," and stories she heard her mother and grandmother tell about living in postwar England.
Rose survives by keeping her wry sense of humor intact -- something Kacser said is relevant in today's political climate.
"To say, 'I wish the war was back,' there's something incongruous about that," she said. "But also a little twisted and comical."
Kacser's 20-minute show is part of the Doris Lessing Tribute, and will feature a discussion led by a member of the Doris Lessing Society, which celebrates the English writer whose work includes science fiction, memoir, novels and essays. Kacser will also perform her show as part of the Capital Fringe Festival next month.
A first-generation American, she grew up hearing her mother lament the rationing that persisted after the war. "My mother loves oranges, and for many years after the end of World War II, you were lucky if you could have one orange a year," she said. "And your orange was at the toe of your Christmas stocking."
In Pursuit of the English Rose will be performed June 26 at 6 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. 202-387-7638.
© 2006 The Washington Post Company
*** Wonderful review on DCTheatreScene.com!
Please click the link below to read Tim Treanor's lovely plug!
[For some reason it won't highlight like the other links, but it is one.]
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
(1) "In Pursuit of the English: Rose" is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities generously awarded In Pursuit of the English Rose two Small Project Program Grants. One of these was in support of the play's premiere at the 2006 inaugural Capital Fringe Festival; the other was in support of the play's presentation at the International Doris Lessing Conference in England, July, 2007.
(2) The Humanities Council of Washington, DC generously awarded our sponsoring organization, City Arts, Inc. (www.cityartsdc.org), a Small Grant to present a Special Event at Busboys and Poets (www.busboysandpoets.com) on Monday, June 26, 2006, at 6PM. This tribute to Doris Lessing "Doris Lessing, In Pursuit of the English, and Society's Center Marginalized," includes a discussion, dramatization, and audience participation. This event has been made possible with gracious assistance from DC Arts Center (www.DCArtsCenter.org), and is presented free of admission charge.
Kudos to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for all the great support and guidance from the Small Project Program Grant Administrator!
Monday, April 10, 2006
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Hilary Kacser, the actor and creator of the play, is first-generation American, and her mother grew up in the London blitz. Based on In Pursuit of the English, Doris Lessing's post-war tragicomedy: "A shrewd, unsentimental picture of Londoners, the real English; swift, barbed style," (Amazon.com), "Eloquent...Wry, ribald...tartly humorous style," (New York Times), "staggering penetration of the ordinary working-class Londoner's nature," (Washington Post).
Sunday, April 09, 2006
OUR OTHER PRODUCTIONS
CRY for the GODS -- Will the Queen of Hawaii's legacy survive her government's overthrow?
Ua mau ke ea o ka'āina i ka ponow --
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
2 Reprises: "In PURSUIT of the ENGLISH" / "DISORDr"
" 2 shows: 'DISORDER' & 'PLANT PSYCHIC' "
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July & December 2008:
"TALES OF DOOMED LOVE (or is it ever worth it?)"
Limited Return Engagement December 12-14 and 19-21, 2008
Written by Andrea Stolowitz, Directed by Jessica Lefkow, Produced and Performed by Hilary Kacser, Featuring Dave ("DCLugi.tv") Coyne
July & November 2007:
"LOVE & WAR: the Bard's Women" -- 2007
ROSE RETURNS NOVEMBER 2010 -- One Show in Silver Spring, Maryland
Saturday, April 08, 2006
ROSE TO RETURN JULY 2010
PRESS RELEASE (April 27, 2010)
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7:30 pm – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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