Going to St. Ives

By Lee Blessing

Directed by Laura Gordon

May N'Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. During a pre-surgery consultation it becomes clear that both women have other agendas. The surgeon hopes to win the release of colleagues held captive in Africa, while the patient seeks the means to rid her country of her murderous son. May and Cora face difficult questions of personal ethics, global politics, and moral responsibility as they sip cups of tea and trade confidences across a wide cultural divide.

Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison

Performances: March 3-19, 2011

Performance Times: Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Ticket Prices: $35, student/seniors (62+) $25.

Single tickets will go on sale one month prior to the opening performance at the Overture Center Ticket Office, 608-258-4141 or overturecenter.com.

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