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The North Pool
St. Germain Stage
Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Starring Remi Sandri and  Babak Tafti

East Coast Premiere

The truth shifts constantly in this riveting cat-and-mouse thriller about a high school vice principal and a transfer student from the Middle East. Tensions rise and secrets are unveiled in this psychological drama.

The Critics Rave!

superbly acted… playwright Rajiv Joseph has a gift for penetrating to the depths of human nature [and] director Giovanna Sardelli creates a correspondingly taut atmosphere of hold-your-breath suspense that makes the play unfold like a courtroom thriller” ~The Boston Globe

“…suspenseful drama…emotionally and politically charged cat and mouse game…a double tour-de-force” ~CurtainUp

“…Rajiv Joseph brilliantly captures the ease with which people deceive each other… As Dr. Danielson, Remi Sandri is perfectly cast… Babak Tafti who plays Khadim delivers a well calculated performance…” ~Berkshire On Stage

“The excellent production…features a pair of powerful performances…Remi Sandri is brilliant…That Rajiv Joseph is a masterful playwright is amply demonstrated in this elegant, brilliantly constructed cat-and-mouse game, and this artful production serves the play beautifully.” ~Berkshire Arts Almanac

“It is brilliant…It is why theater exists.” ~Albany Times Union

Rajiv Joseph was both a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony-nominated playwright for last season’s Broadway production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams.


Remi Sandri
Babak Tafti

Creative Team:

Rajiv Joseph
Giovanna Sardelli
Brian Prather
Amy Clark
Clifton Taylor
Daniel Kluger
Zac Chandler
McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

Contains mature language.