Articles for the ‘The Great Game: Afghanistan’ Category


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‘The war in Afghanistan as you’ve never seen it’

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Great Game

Sasha Paulsen of the Napa Valley Register reviewed the trilogy:

“I am going to Berkeley,” I told my neighbor, “to watch 11 hours of plays about Afghanistan.”

“What?” she replied. “Good God, why?” As an afterthought, however, she added, “You go, girl.”

And so I went. (more…)


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A view from the Green Room

Monday, November 1st, 2010 by Great Game

Actor Rick Warden immortalises the Green Room stuffed dinosaur and sends us his latest sketches from Berkeley Rep Theatre!

See the images here…. (more…)


Nicolas Kent

Back to London

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Nicolas Kent

I have just arrived back in London to catch up with what’s going on at the Tricycle. My last ten days in the States were action-packed – as most of this tour has been so far. On the middle Thursday of the run in Minneapolis, Lee Blessing arrived to see his play WOOD FOR THE FIRE for the first time. And he, the cast, and I met up on stage in an audience discussion before he had even had a chance to introduce himself to any of us. Fortunately he loved the way Rachel Grunwald had directed his play, and the work of all the actors, but rather nerve-wrackingly, we heard that, in front of a large audience who had stayed behind to take part in one of the audience discussions that had been going on all this week…

For all Nicolas Kent’s updates, click the ‘Nicolas Kent’s Diary of the Great Game Tour’ category.

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Through Digital Eyes

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Great Game
Tom and Karl tech 'Canopy of Stars'

Tom and Karl tech 'Canopy of Stars'

Our favourite digital artist Rick Warden provides another glimpse into the tour from his point of view… (more…)


Nicolas Kent

Worth a Billion

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Nicolas Kent

We have just done our first week in Minneapolis, blessed by great weather and standing ovations again for the Saturday and Sunday trilogy days. The Guthrie is a huge Jean Nouvel building on the banks of the Mississippi. The theatre itself even boasts an endless bridge which cantilevers out from the foyer between its two large theatres towards the river (which is in full flood after the heavy September rains). The theatre has an annual budget of $25million and employs over 300 people; it seems rather larger than the National and certainly has more glass (so much so that I even managed to almost knock myself out by colliding with a window – it and I still bear the scars!). (more…)


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Made-up in Minneapolis

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Great Game

After a week at the Guthrie in Minneapolis, the reviews are starting to appear:

> Read some Thoughts on a day playing the Great Game from MPR News
> Read the Minneapolis + St Paul review
> The Star Tribune exhorts you to go to this ‘epic theatrical event’
> And the MinnPost.com calls it a ‘stunning theatrical achievement’


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USA in Colour

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Great Game

Palomar Hotel at sunset

Palomar Hotel at sunset

Actor Rick Warden updates us with more of his intriguing digital sketches…

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Nicolas Kent

Five days of politics, plays and policy-makers

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Nicolas Kent

The five days in Washington were incredibly eventful and exciting. On Tuesday I found myself speaking in a forum hosted by the American Institute of Peace together with Air Vice Marshal Michael Harwood ( the British Military attache), and an Afghan woman who makes TV programmes for Kabul. It was a lively audience and the whole session was televised by the Urdu service of Voice of America. (more…)


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A light in Minneapolis

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 by Great Game

It’s Monday and the Guthrie Theater team and David Taylor, Lighting Designer, are preparing the McGuire Proscenium in Minneapolis before the cast and set arrive from Washington DC… (more…)


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Great Game Goes Global

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by Great Game

More reports and reviews from Washington and the USA…

> Watch this VOANews video report by Derek Henkle, broadcast to 21 countries

> Listen to Nicolas Kent on VOANews radio

> Read the Washington City Paper review

> Read the Washington Life Magazine review

> Read the DC Theatre Scene interview with Nicolas Kent and read their reviews of Parts 1, 2 and 3 here