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SigWorks: To Defend Freedom

by Annalisa Dias

June 6, 2016


On August 29, 2013, two Algerian detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay Detention Center after being held captive for 12 years without charge. Meanwhile, United States and international newspapers published sparse information about the event. Centered around the lives and histories of one of the detainees and his American lawyer, To Defend Freedom bears witness to the struggle for both men to retain a grasp on their humanity amid the vast complexity of the American system.

To Defend Freedom is presented as part of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar, a new initiative which highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. For more information, visit our SigWorks page.

Readings take place at Signature’s Ali’s Bar
No Reservations Required

  • New work at Signature is supported by The Reva & David Logan Foundation.