MYSTERY THEATER : The Ship’s Recorder — a three act play by Tom McKenzie
Thursday through Saturday, February 6th – 8th // 8pm & 10:30pm shows
Seating is extremely limited and by advance purchase only. No late seating.
Tickets are $12 for members // $20 for non-members
In this play about European expansion and cultural clashes at the dawn of the 16th century, a fictional world of magical realism materializes. The plot loosely borrows from the narrative structure of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and is rooted in language and events from the discovery journals of Bartolome de Las Casas, Christopher Columbus and Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. These chroniclers traverse a shipwreck story that probes the psychological depths of their brazen entitlement and utter disorientation. As the characters navigate dreamscapes informed by Taino and Mayan cosmologies and contemporary archeological and historical findings, poignant reflections on early struggles for human rights on the “American” continent emerge.