*The Inland Sea*: World premiere at Macalester

Dear University of Minnesota Friends:

Attached is the Final Poster for the Macalester production of Naomi Wallace's *The Inland Sea,* opening November 11. This production is the U.S. Premiere of a work by one of the most eloquent and radical American playwrights. It's set in 1760s northern England, on an estate that's clearing land to create the quintessential English pastoral landscape -- thereby displacing the poor and bringing them into direct conflict with those who are hired to dig. The play is about Empire and the dreams of Empire, it's about class warfare, it's about connections among fantasy, sex, violence, the land, and bodies, and it's about race and work. JUST FOR STARTERS.

And don't we need all of that to change the world?!

There will be a post-show discussion after the matinee on Sunday, November 13, and a separate notice will be sent soon for that. For those of you who might bring/send students, there is *alot* to talk about with this play so that is a very good show to angle toward.

This is a play, a production, about the 99%. Those of you who are activists, please send your comrades! If anyone wants to come who feels concerned about the ticket price, contact the director, Beth Cleary (cleary@macalester.edu).

Thank you in advance for your support,

Peter Rachleff
Professor of History
Macalester College

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