By Alice T. Carter, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
On Monday evening, local artists will join theater companies around the world to show support for the Belarus Free Theatre.
During a reading organized by Bricolage Productions, Mark Staley and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, local actors and others will read excerpts from the Belarus Free Theatre's latest work "Being Harold Pinter" and movement pieces from Caryl Churchill's play "Mad Forest."
The readings are a show of solidarity for two members of the Belarus Free Theatre who were recently arrested and detained after participating in a demonstration against the re-election of the country's President Alexander Lukashanko in voting that international observers have said was rigged.
"Being Harold Pinter" incorporates transcripts from Belarusian political prisoners and excerpts from Harold Pinter's lifetime of writings plays and social-protest pieces.
The World Affairs Council also will provide a guest speaker to talk about Belarus and life under a dictatorship.
The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bricolage Productions' performance space, 937 Liberty Ave, Downtown.
To reserve free tickets, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details: 412-381-6999 or www.webbricolage.org.