W-Mart in Baghdad (2006)

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Über-market chain W-Mart has descended on downtown Baghdad, and manager Al Head is trying to keep up its standards of excellence depite poor productivity, competition over his job, and a creeping insurgency around the besieged menswear department. A play in which consumerism and imperialism become unmasked.

performance history:

Performed by the Blacklist Committee for Unsafe Theatre: May 2005 Montreal as part of Mayworks!; September 2005, New York City as part of the New York inFRINGEment Festival; June 2006 Montreal as part of the Montreal inFRINGEment Festival).

credits:

written by Matt Jones

directed by George Mougias

Cast:

  • Scott Kettles………………………………………..Marty Staples
  • George Mougias…………………………………..Al Head
  • Sibel Ataogul………………………………………..Kristal
  • Matt Jones…………………………………………..The Organizer
  • Natalie Gural……………………………………..The Announcer
  • Jason McLean……………………………………..Al Head (NYC version)

tech: James Douglas

W-Mart sign: Eric Squire

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