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Theory by Norman Yeung – American Premiere
October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
“Theory” by Norman Yeung makes its American Premiere with Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, D.C., directed by Victoria Murray Baatin. The Herman Voaden National Playwriting Prize-winning play had its World Premiere in October, 2018, produced by Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or let the social experiment play out. Soon the posts turn abusive and threatening, leading Isabelle and her unknown tormentor to engage in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that not only have Isabelle questioning her beliefs, but fearing for her life.
“Admirably ambitious as it works through layers of complexity … Please, go along and judge for yourselves, and maybe bring someone with opposite values to your own with you. Let the debate begin.” — Karen Fricker, The Toronto Star