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New Ohio Theatre presents

ICE FACTORY 2017

JULY 19 - 22

TEAR A ROOT
FROM THE EARTH
THE NEW WILD

Music by Johnny Walsh with Qais Essar and Gramophonic
Lyrics by Johnny Walsh
Book by John Bair
Directed by Marina McClure

Featuring
: Melis Aker, Ashkon Davaran, Faqir Hassan, Pomme Koch, Ahmad Maksoud, Nikki Massoud

Design: Nick Benacerraf, Reza Behjat, Dave Gibson
Stage Manager: Ed Herman


Photo: Louie Palu

Tickets $20 / Students and Seniors $16
Wednesday - Saturday at 7


American and Afghan music traditions blend in a participatory rock concert with a live theatrical narrative about three generations of an Afghan family as they deal with the repetition of foreign intervention. Presented as a series of excerpts from the work-in-progress musical, this piece features world-renowned Afghan-American rabab virtuoso Qais Essar and the critically-acclaimed Americana band Gramophonic.

The New Wild is a multidisciplinary art lab that tells stories essential to our time. For Tear a Root from the Earth, The New Wild has brought together Johnny Walsh and his Americana band Gramophonic with Afghan-American composer Qais Essar and a diverse team of performers, artists, and designers. The project is presented in ongoing partnership with the Embassy of Afghanistan and has been developed with the support of Dartmouth College, Vox Theater, the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and the Kennedy Center.

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