(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, 1/18.)
The Goodman Theatre will host a monthlong series of performances by a theater company that has captured international headlines since it protested the Dec. 19 re-election of Belarus’ president.
Members of the Belarus Free Theatre, who were arrested and harrassed in the wake of their protests alleging election fraud, went into hiding in their homeland. As they did, New York’s Public Theatre quietly arranged to bring the actors to that city for a two-week run of “Being Harold Pinter.”
The intensely physical piece, lacing transcripts from Belarusian political prisoners with Pinter’s writings on freedom and oppression, will be performed in Chicago during a Feb. 1-27 residency.