New York native Dominic Orlando wrote A Short Play About 9/11 mere months after the attacks in 2001. He has resisted the temptation to alter his original vision with 10 years of hindsight, even though the play will make its world premiere this weekend. Orlando, whose previous work with Workhaus includes The Sense of What Should Be and A Short Play About Globalization, hopes that the piece still captures the original turmoil of the time. The production, also directed by Orlando, follows a trio of characters—a comedian, a Russian chemist and terrorism expert, and an everyday woman—as they struggle to regain their balance. Apart from his work with the playwright-driven Workhaus, Orlando has also collaborated with other Twin Cities theaters and national programs, including the Guthrie, the History Theater, and Teatro del Pueblo. The cast features David Hanbury, Luverne Seifert, Craig Johnson, Carin Leonard-Gorrill, and Laurel Armstrong. Sunday's 10th anniversary performance will include "A Decade On," where visual and performing artists will offer their responses to 9/11 before and after the show.
Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 9. Continues through Sept. 24, 2011