Please join the Cixous Reading Group for a wonderful event at The Actors’ Gang Theatre on Sunday, October 13th. Following the performance of Oy!, Hélène Cixous’s play about her mother and aunt’s return to Germany for the first time since World War II, we will hold a special reading group session with the play’s two actors, Mary Eileen O’Donnell and Jeanette Horn. Many of you will remember them from the reading of Philippines that took place at 18th Street Arts Center, and from the performance they did for the KCET documentary on the Interior Forest.
For more information on Oy!, please see: http://www.theactorsgang.com/#/now-playing/
“Through Oy!, playwright Hélène Cixous interrogates the question of forgiveness, the work of memories and transmission to new generations, and the state of modern racism throughout the world. Oy! is the story of two German Jewish sisters, Selma and Jenny, who in 1995 in their late eighties are some of the last remaining witnesses to the period of Nazism in Europe. They return to their home in Paris after a trip to the German city of their youth. Upon their return to Paris, the sisters try to make something of the swirl of emotions, opinions and memories that have surfaced and all the things they were not able to express in Germany. Through their simple, flavorful work together, they begin to unravel the complexities of a society’s internalized racism – the broad anti-Semitism that so darkly colored their past. Based on close family members of the playwright, the interaction between these fictional sisters is honest, emotional, humorous and compelling.”
When: Sunday, October 13th at 2pm for Oy!
Reading group to follow after the play
To RSVP and reserve your ticket, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for Oy! will be $20 each.
The Actors’ Gang Theatre
9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
If you would like a hard copy of the play, please email email@example.com.