New event in London!
It has been announced that Cate Blanchett is set to lead a play reading in Middle Temple Hall for The Kalisher Trust’s annual fundraising.
The play selected for this year event is ‘Land of the Free’ by award winning playwright Diane Samuels and will be performed at Middle Temple Hall on Sunday 24th March 2019. The play reading will run for a max of 90 minutes straight through and will be directed by Joe Harmston. Full casting is to be announced on The Kalister Trust website soon.
Read more information below and if you have the chance to go, don’t miss it!
Land of the Free
DATE: sunday, 24 March 2019
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Middle Temple Hall
TICKETS PRICES: £10 – £60
The Kalisher Trust is a legal charity which helps young people from diverse backgrounds to develop the power of advocacy and supports those who aspire to become criminal barristers.
Land of the Free interrogates the conflict between personal and political love as seen in the context of political discourse in the United States from the hysteria of the McCarthy era to the year of the Twin Towers attack. Inspired by real figures and their extraordinary experiences at the hands of the FBI as machine of the American state, her play explores the true price of freedom and the cost of devoting one’s life to fighting for a more just world.
LAND OF THE FREE
1969, the shores of Lake Champlain, upstate New York. Rosa Gold, wife of radical lawyer Joe Gold, and mother of five, sees a naked woman emerge from the water in the moonlight. Uncompromising and determined, Heidi lives the life Rosa, herself a communist, failed to sustain. Rosa had been arrested for spying for the Soviets in 1949. Joe had been her defence lawyer – he rescued her from the death penalty, then she married him. Still haunting her is the mysterious figure of Bud, FBI agent, defender of the Land of the Brave and the Free.
LAND OF THE FREE explores what it is to be a revolutionary in the USA in the late twentieth century, the nature of personal and political love, marriage for life, betrayal and the struggle to make a fairer world.
Special thanks to Catepedia from CBF Chat for sharing this news!