By : Wajdi Mouawad
Translation by : Linda Gaboriau
Directed by : Marcela Lorca
An epic mystery that has captivated and stunned audiences around the globe. After their mother’s death, twins Janine and Simon, guided by letters the mother has left each, travel to the Middle East to untangle family roots entwined in a war ravaged past. A play of raw power and poetic resonance, the Syracuse Stage production marks the return of director Marcela Lorca (Caroline, or Change).
Wajdi Mouawad is a multi-award winning Lebanese-Canadian writer, actor and director. At age six, he and his family fled from Beirut in 1975 as a result of the Lebanese Civil War. Drawing upon that experience and inspired by Greek tragedies as well as Kafka, he wrote Scorched. A film version, Incendies, was Canada’s official selection for the 2011 Academy Awards.
Scorched is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and violent situations. Runtime is approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes with one intermission.
Two discussions are planned during the run of Scorched:
“Listening to Scorched: Women, War, and Resistance” will take place on October 26 at 6 p.m. in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex. The discussion will be moderated by Syracuse University professor Carol Fadda-Conrey, joined by professors Dana Olwan (SU), Neelika Jayawardane (SUNY Oswego), and Aisha Musa (Colgate University). This event is sponsored by The SU Humanities Center in the College of Arts & Sciences, organizer of the 2013 Syracuse Symposium™:Listening.
A second discussion will feature David Harrington of Kronos Quartet and Alex Ross from The New Yorker, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, in the Sutton Pavilion at the Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex. Kronos is the only recipient of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. In Scorched, selections from the Quartet’s recordings will serve as transitional music, made possible with support from SU Arts Engage.
Single tickets: $30 - $52. Children (under 18): $18. Under 40: $35 all tickets, all performances. SU students: $18 all performances. Senior discounts availables all performances except Fri. and Sat. evenings. Rush tickets available day of performance only: $22 - $27 general public and $18 with valid student ID, subject to availability. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more (call 315-443-9844).
John Arnone (Scenic Designer)
Paul Tazewell (Costume Designer)
Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Designer)
Jonathan R. Herter (Sound Designer)
Austin Switser (Creative Media Direction)
Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager)
Kyle Bass (Dramaturg)
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