The Designated Mourner
Wallace Shawn's monologue will consist of artist-intellectuals describing their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into totalitarianism.
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8 p.m.
Where: McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara
Cost: $20 - $25
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Performance art
The Designated Mourner is a monologue-triptych in which three artist-intellectuals describe their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into totalitarianism. A famous poet-intellectual, his daughter, and her husband—people made of very different moral fiber despite their shared highbrow background—observe the subtle and flagrant transformations of everyday life, public affairs and personal relationships as their government brutally cracks down on anyone suspected of subversion. This searing and disturbing drama rings as true today as it did when written in 1996. The Designated Mourner has been called Shawn’s masterpiece.
Event posted Oct. 24, 2013
Last updated Oct. 24, 2013