Thompson Gallery Hosts World Premier Presentation of Elliot Baker Play

“THE PAST IS NOT PAST” is initially set in 1950 in Watertown, Massachusetts.
A couple who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide conceals their “secret” from their fifteen year old son. The mother suffers from nightmares; the father from anxieties. In playing checkers with his father, the boy touches a checker but does not move it. The father rages because the child did not think ahead, something that still could be dangerous even in this world. His outburst prompts the mother to reveal and relive the horrors of “the long march.” The boy vows to never forget.

The Past Is Not Past Cast
Avery Dove ‘15 - ANRANIK (Father)
Miranda Jacobs ‘15 - ADELINE (Mother)
Zelime Lewis ‘17 - HARON (Son)
Connor Rooks ‘18 - ARAM (Grandson)
Amanda Madigan ‘15 - Assistant Director & Narrator
Directed by Sophie Landa ‘15
Barbara Whitney, Theatre Department Chair, Project Support

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