From March 14 – 31, 2018, Pillsbury House Theatre will premiere The Great Divide II: Plays on the Politics of Truth. The show features brand-new 10-minute plays from five local playwrights that explore the political division in our country via the concept of ‘truth.’ The Great Divide II continues the conversation that began with last year’s popular production, The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation. Playwrights include Christina M. Ham, Jessica Huang, Tim J. Lord, Stacey Rose, and Andrew Rosendorf.
“In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries named “Post-Truth” the word of the year. In 2017, the term ‘fake news’ was searched on Google millions of times. Even the Pope weighed in, calling ‘fake news’ a ‘crafty serpent.’ The Great Divide II is a deep dive into what happens when our firmly embedded beliefs become realities.” – Faye Price, Co-Artistic Producing Director, Pillsbury House Theatre
THE GREAT DIVIDE II: PLAYS ON THE POLITICS OF TRUTH
MARCH 14 – 31, 2018 | Tickets
Five short plays directed by Noël Raymond
By Christina M. Ham, Jessica Huang, Tim J. Lord, Stacey Rose, and Andrew Rosendorf with music by DJ Chamun
What’s the difference between fact and truth, and does it matter? What happens when our firmly embedded beliefs become facts? Is ‘truth’ a political concept? In a time when these questions are more relevant than ever, Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by local writers addressing the division in this country through the lens of the notion of ‘truth.’ The plays of The Great Divide II bring five new, unique voices to the discussion that began with our acclaimed 2017 production of The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation.