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The Great Game: Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 19:00 to Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
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From the Tricycle Theatre in London, The Great Game: Afghanistan is a unique three part theatrical event exploring the culture and history of Afghanistan since Western involvement in 1842 to the present day. Performances in New York begin December 1, produced by The Public Theater in association with NYU Skirball Center.

The Great Game: Afghanistan explores Afghan culture and history, sparking discussion and debate on what is viewed by many as the most important focus of UK and American foreign policy of our time. Through the eyes of 12 leading British and American playwrights and the voices of those actively involved in the war and on U.S. & NATO policy in Afghanistan, The Tricycle Theatre's The Great Game: Afghanistan presents, in three separate thrilling and provocative evenings, the culture and history of Afghanistan since Western involvement in 1842 to the present day.

“The Great Game” was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 a second less intensive phase followed. The Term “The Great Game” was introduced into mainstream consciousness by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his novel ‘Kim' (1901).


Tickets are on sale now!

By Phone: 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111

Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm.

Online: www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu

In Person: Tickets will be available at the Skirball Center Box Office Tue – Sat 12pm – 6pm and two hours before show time.