DESERT by The Molino Group
If you had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 8+ months, what would you do?
In 2010 Pfc Bradley Manning, a US Army intelligence analyst, leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. In 2013, he was sentenced to 35 years in jail for this crime. In 2013, Bradley Manning became Chelsea Manning. How did this 26 year old super-intelligent, awkwardly effeminate soldier become the centrepiece in the war between WikiLeaks and the US Government? And what now for Manning?
DESERT explores the extraordinary true story of this little-known but hugely significant figure, blending real-life transcripts with imagined events. Responding to events as they happen, the MolinoGroup’s “excellent new play” (Exeunt) captures the force of this compelling, contemporary narrative.
***THERE WILL BE A CHANCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES RAISED IN THE PERFORMANCE IN A POST-SHOW DISCUSSION WITH THE COMPANY AND WISE UP ACTION (a solidarity network of groups and individuals active in Wales, Ireland Scotland and England for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange)
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