Burnt Umber

About the Play

Bridges Tulsa, Rwanda and Bosnia. Jack reappears, remarried. He teaches Genocide Studies at Tulsa Junior College – his academic specialization is genocide denial (he research is supported by the “international community,” in particular by powers invested in exculpating their complicity; Jack is a professional denier). Jack’s second wife, Connie, is in the National Guard, serving in Srebrenica, coming to new consciousness about events there. Erena and Lulu are left to fend for themselves; Lulu, at one point, radically alone, is seriously hurt in a car accident… How moral carelessness and lack of empathy provide genocidal ideology with requisite permissions.

Director: Mia Rovegno

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