Three Cups of Tea
Wednesday, October 27Bowker Auditorium 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15; 17 & under and Five College/GCC/STCC students $10
Based on the best selling book by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Redin
Produced by The American Place Theater Literature to Life series
Three Cups of Tea is a gripping theater piece beautifully constructed word to word from the book of the same name by the world renowned mountain climber Greg Mortenson and literary journalist David Oliver Relin.
From the first heart-stopping opening moments stranded on a mountaintop, this actor brings us through the very intimate journey of one man's fight against all odds to make a difference in the world. The journalistic style of the book is woven into a narrative that feels simultaneously personal and of epic consequence. Alternating between scenes in the U.S. and Pakistan we become aware of the lessons that can be learned from a culture that is seemingly so different from our own. This story has touched the hearts of students across America and the "Pennies for Peace" project got students from elementary to high school learning the roots of community activism by collecting pennies to help build schools for Dr. Greg's Central Asia Institute.
Surrounded by a pre and post show interactive discussion the audience will explore themes including social action, intercultural understanding and perseverance.