After a recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Representatives presents a revised version of this drama, a play within a play imagining a secret meeting between Army whistle-blower Manning and President Obama. More…
In December 2010, long before his suicide, hacktivist Aaron Swartz requested information from the U.S. government about the treatment of Chelsea Manning, the soldier who would be found guilty of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. Playwright Stan Richardson uses this fact as a springboard to imagine Swartz creating a piece of theatrical activism intended to free Manning. 'Private Manning Goes to Washington' is a timely and trenchant new play about the power of theatre to create empathy, understanding, and justice in an age of virtual realities and manufactured truths.
See it if Tour de force acting by a single actor embodying more than a dozen characters in a searing drama about the brutality of war an
Don't see it if the gutwrenching brutality of war and its impact on idividuals is of little interest don't see this show.