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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jenin's Freedom Theatre opens new production on a new stage

Opening tonight at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestine - "Atsi" by Anton Chekhov, directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.

Why bring this up? Well, I've been following the story of the theatre for some time now. [Moderately shameless plug alert] I wrote a short feature in This Magazine last year about the theatre.

Though flush with energy, inspiration and dedication, the theatre's Israeli and Palestinian organizers and volunteers have been making due with ad hoc performance space in an old UN warehouse and other imperfect structures. The performance of "Atsi" will officially inaugurate their new Main Stage theatre space, no small accomplishment for such a place and such an endeavor.

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