"Necessary Targets" By Eve Ensler, rehearsed reading at Arts theatre Sun 10 Oct 2004


"Necessary Targets" By Eve Ensler, rehearsed reading at Arts theatre Sun 10 Oct 2004

Necessary Targets, By Eve Ensler, rehearsed reading at Arts theatre (020 7836 3334) Sun 10 Oct 2004 with Vanessa Redgrave, Paula Wilcox, Caroline John, Susannah Wise, Stella Maris, Zoe Waites, Hattie Morahan.

Directed by Anna Carteret.

Necessary Targets has been performed in New York by Meryl Streep, Angelica Huston, and Calista Flockhart and in Sarajevo with Glenn Close and Melissa Tomei in 2001.

It tells a story of women caught in a war-torn situation and examines the conflicts between each other. The story of two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and a human rights worker, who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed themselves. Melissa, an ambitious young writer, and J.S , a successful but unsatisfied middle-aged psychiatrist, have nothing in common beyond the methods they have been taught to distance themselves from other people. As J.S. begins to feel compassion for the women whose tragedies she has been sent to expose, she turns on Melissa, who finds safety in control. In an unexpected moment of revelation, J.S. and the women she is supposedly treating find a common ground, a place to be taught and a place to learn.

All proceeds from this performance will go to THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR ARTISTS FREEDOM which is committed to assisting those unable to work in their own countries for political reasons.

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