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The Therapist

June 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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$10

(Note multiple dates and times.) The Therapist is a play by Peruvian playwright Gabriela Yepes. In this play, a human rights lawyer, accustomed to solving unwanted cases, receives an unusual proposal: to organize a yoga workshop for the leaders of Peru’s most notorious terrorist groups: The Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and MRTA (Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru). The men are serving life sentences in a maximum-security prison since their arrest in the early 90s. Abimael Guzmán, Shining Path’s leader, is one of them.

All prisoners have the right to rehabilitation. But how do you teach wellness skills to the perpetrators of the bloodiest civil conflict in contemporary Peruvian history? Can those responsible for such suffering change? To address these questions, the therapist confronts a group of now aged, fragile looking men, who remain invisible on stage. The sheer act of standing there, with the audience as witness, strengthens her resolve to confront her own family history. The Therapist is above all a settling of accounts with past demons. The play takes us back in time through our protagonist’s early years, marked by abandonment, and solitude. A time when violence stalked her country, as well as her home.

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Date:
June 24, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.asylumtheatre.org/the-therapist

Venue

Winchester Dondero Cultural Center
3130 S McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121 United States
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Phone
702-455-7340
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(Note multiple dates and times.) The Therapist is a play by Peruvian playwright Gabriela Yepes. In this play, a human rights lawyer, accustomed to solving unwanted cases, receives an unusual proposal: to organize a yoga workshop for the leaders of Peru’s most notorious terrorist groups: The Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and MRTA (Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru). The men are serving life sentences in a maximum-security prison since their arrest in the early 90s. Abimael Guzmán, Shining Path’s leader, is one of them.

All prisoners have the right to rehabilitation. But how do you teach wellness skills to the perpetrators of the bloodiest civil conflict in contemporary Peruvian history? Can those responsible for such suffering change? To address these questions, the therapist confronts a group of now aged, fragile looking men, who remain invisible on stage. The sheer act of standing there, with the audience as witness, strengthens her resolve to confront her own family history. The Therapist is above all a settling of accounts with past demons. The play takes us back in time through our protagonist’s early years, marked by abandonment, and solitude. A time when violence stalked her country, as well as her home.

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Details

Date:
June 24, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$10
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Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.asylumtheatre.org/the-therapist

Venue

Winchester Dondero Cultural Center
3130 S McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
702-455-7340
View Venue Website