Ariel Dorfman’s masterpiece “Widows” is being staged at the Lionel Wendt in November. The play will be directed by Feroze Kamardeen and presented by StageLight&Magic Inc.
“Widows” is a simple story of a group of women in an unnamed country, which is recovering from a violent civil conflict. A new captain is posted to the village and he comes brimming with new ideas for reconstruction and rehabilitation. Some of the women, however are more interested in finding their loved ones.
The captain starts off his tenure at the village by saying “In the memories of some, the war goes on. Terrible, strict measures have been necessary; we have all suffered great loss, the people and its army. Those of us with the determination and courage for the future are ready to let go. We are ready to forgive your disobedience if you are willing to forget our stern response to it, if you learn to behave.”