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PLAYWRIGHT MARTIN ZIMMERMAN DISCUSSES ‘SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN’ – interview with Deborah Klugman

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Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw 

In Seven Spots on the Sun (Boston Court Performing Arts Center through November 1), a doctor in a war-torn country discovers that, with a laying on of his hands, he can cure a plague. One question in Martin Zimmerman’s play is, given the doctor’s grief and rage at how local politics has decimated his purpose in life, does he really want to be a miracle worker? Zimmerman discusses this, and other aspects of his play, his writing, and of human love and cruel

STAGE RAW:  The play takes place in a Latin American country.  Is the scenario inspired by events in a particular country or no?

MARTIN ZIMMERMAN I’m Argentine-American, so my awareness of events such as the ones depicted in Seven Spots On The Sun began when I started learning about Argentina’s military dictatorship, which ruled the country from 1976 to 1983.

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SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN at the Theatre at Boston Court

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA

Martín Zimmerman’s one-act drama Seven Spots on the Sun explores the impulse of revenge, and the notion of redemption, against the backdrop of a horrifying civil war. The lives of two couples in two separate (but nearby) South American villages are presented as mirror images.

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Margaret Gray – LA Times

We often think of war in the abstract, as a force that periodically afflicts us, like a virus. But we, in fact, create war. We dream up its brutalities, and we are the ones who perpetrate them on one another.

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Now running through November 1.