Cambridge Writers’ Workshop instructor & playwright, Stephen Aubrey, has written and produced a play together with The Assembly Theatre called “HOME/SICK.” “HOME/SICK will debut tonight in Los Angeles, and will run from June 9 – July 3, 2016 at the Odyssey Theatre. In the New York Times, Catherine Rampell has praised “HOME/SICK,” a play about the Weather Underground, for its “cutting-edge young theater collective… By the end we have witnessed a sort of sociological big bang, when this tight, angry ball of political energy suddenly bursts and disbands irreparably.”
“HOME/SICK” is the story of a handful of political activists and leaders from the 1960s student movement who seized control of Students for a Democratic Society in protest to the Vietnam War and the government’s repression of those seeking equality domestically. In doing so, these activists reshaped the society in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated a movement to a revolutionary fervor, but left a country behind. Tickets for the play are available now at the Odyessey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Praise for “HOME/SICK”:
“An intelligent and dynamic package…The ensemble’s connection with one another is the truest homage they could offer to the memory of the collective they have clearly, though reservedly, come to admire.” – Jason Fitzgerald, Backstage
“Impressively researched and clear-eyed, home/sick shows us the Underground’s internal contradictions, and we see Bolshevik passion lapsing into self-delusion and then flaring up again, until we are unsure what to admire and what to deplore.” – Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
“This is a group of brilliant artists who will, without question, make their mark in the world of theater for a long time to come.” – Hillary Bettis, OffOffOnline