When: Thu., June 8, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., June 9, 8 p.m. 2017
In previous years, AtticRep has offered a partial remedy to theatrical provincialism by importing troupes from Austria, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland. This year, AtticRep’s third International Fest of Theatre offers productions from India, the United States and Mexico. The festival kicks off on June 8 and 9 with Snapshots of a Fervid Sunrise, a play by Mahesh Dattani that dramatizes how two adolescents each choose a different path to challenge injustice in their beloved India. Directed by Dushyanth Dunashekar, it is a production of Crea-Shakthi, a company based in Chennai. Prestigiacomo is intent on establishing local connections with his visiting troupes, so performances of Snapshots will be supplemented by Dhanasri Thillana — a reconception of classical Indian dance choreographed by Aarthi Karthic and performed by Karthic and Madhavi Subramaniam, students of Kausi Subramaniam, who choreographed part of AtticRep’s 2015 production From the Mahabharata: The Great Dance-Off.