Monday, May 13, 2013

PRISON? - A one man theatre performance

Waar: OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam, Netherlands (GPS lat: 52.354340 lon: 4.855343)
Wanneer: 15/05/2013 - 20:00

The Vrije Bond and The Pinksterlanddagen present:
A Play Written and Performed by Charlie Ryder.

This is a true story which is creatively told using a variety of theatrical devices including puppetry, masks, physical theatre and dance. PRISON? In October 1993 Charlie Ryder took part in a demonstration to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling, south-east London. This developed into a serious riot, and a few months later he was featured on the TV show Crime Monthly. He was arrested and after a two year wait was sent to prison for 16 months. In prison Charlie kept a scrapbook to record poems, letters and art work. Charlie, not a professional actor but an open and impassioned performer, has brought the scrapbook to life as a full production. What does going to prison really entail? This gives a rare and honest insight into the prison system, putting a face to what is often the faceless idea of 'the prisoner'. The play depicts the trauma of prison, in particular the de-humanising effects of well known procedures are clearly examined.

The play is in English.

Doors 20:00. Start 20:30.

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