It is often said that great writing begins with a question. As our world becomes increasingly globalized, digitized, but also volatile, questions related to public memory, heroism, censorship, and the importance of historical interpretations move from the background of our collective narrative to the foreground of our behaviors and daily interactions.
These questions are explored throughout Lucy Kirkwood‘s 2012 play, Chimerica, which runs at the Quantum Theater through December 19.
Directed by Karla Boos, Chimerica presents a multi-cultural cast that beautifully navigates the gravity of the events of June 4, 1989, or “6/4,” at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. But it also questions the impact of public memory and the notion of progress.
– Jessica Neu, onStage PittsburghRead full article