Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Ilkhom Theatre Festival at ACT


A Contemporary Theatre of Seattle hosts the Ilkhom Theatre of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. They will perform two works: White White Black Stork (March 14-April 6) and Ecstasy with the Pomegranate (April 9-13).

"One Thursday night six months ago, a 52-year-old theater director named Mark Weil was murdered in the entrance of his apartment building in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Neighbors say they saw two men with baseball caps waiting for the director, who was to premiere a high-tech version of The Oresteia the following night. The two men hit Weil over the head with a bottle, stabbed him several times in the stomach, and ran. They didn't take his money; they just wanted him dead."

Read more of this article about Weil at The Stranger .
And here is another article from the Seattle Times.

1 comment:

Wilhelmina said...

Good for people to know.