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Lily Ramras debuts at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in November

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to the Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht's drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, in a translation by Eric Bentleyand directed by Steve Maler, on Monday, November 13 at 7:00PM at the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College, 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA.

Bertolt Brecht's series of eighteen interconnected playlets describe what life was like in German households in the 1930s as the Nazis came to power. Written while Brecht was in exile in Denmark and first performed in Paris in 1938, these poignant stories dramatize the suspicion and anxiety experienced by ordinary people, particularly Jewish citizens, as the power of Hitler grew.

Theatre in the Rough is a script-in-hand reading series presented without common theatrical elements like sets or costumes. These pared-down readings uniquely engage the audience by immersing them in the immediacy of the text and the actors' performances, allowing one's own imagination to take creative flight.

Ms. Adams and Mr. Shalhoub will share the stage with local Equity actors Joel Colodner, Johnny Lee Davenport, Obehi Janice, Karen MacDonald, Deb Martin, and BranDon Whitehead, as well as Seamus Doyle, Nash Hightower, Sarah Mass, Michael Underhill, and Lily Ramras.

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