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By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/22/2002 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
For special discount $15.00 less per ticket please call (212) 947-8844 and mention promotion code NTTPL64 
In real life I was never in a refuge camp somewhere in Croatia or Bosnia, but last night I was there. Seeing the new play called "Necessary Targets", a powerful portrayal of the survivors of war in the former Yugoslavia. Two American women, one a therapist, the other a trauma specialist, travel to a refuge camp trying to help. Under the horrifying circumstances, they clash from the beginning taking turns interacting. When one is down and out, the other knows what to say and do to carry on. They meet the survivors who eventually open up to tell them their life stories. The unspeakable crimes they had endured. The anguish of lost lives. The rape and torture of civilians. In telling their stories, timely, strangely compelling and ultimately about survival. The play depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime. 
The new play "Necessary Targets" began performances on February 14 at the Variety Arts Theatre 110 Third Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street) New York City. For special discount $15.00 less per ticket please call (212) 947-8844 and mention promotion code NTTPL64 For group sales: (212) 889-4300 Tickets available through Telecharge: (212) 239-6200 For additional info see 
The author of "Necessary Targets" is Eve Ensler. Her play has had benefit performances on Broadway with Meryl Streep and Anjelica Huston; at the National Theater in Sarajevo with Glen Close and Marisa Tomei; at the Kennedy Center with Glen Close and Calista Flockhart, and had its American premier production at Hartford Stage in 2001. 
Ms. Ensler first visited the Center for Women War Victims in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1994. Her V-Day Fund contributed $30,000.00 to the center in 2000. 
Ms. Ensler's Obie-Award winning play, "The Vagina Monologues" translated into 26 languages and running in theatres all over the world, including current sold-out at both off-Broadway's Westside Theatre and on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), initiated V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women. Ms. Ensler's performance in "The Vagina Monologues" can be seen in the recently released HBO documentary film. Both "The Vagina Monologues" and "Necessary Targets" have been published by Villard/Random House. Other plays include "Conviction", "Lemonade", "The Depot", "Floating Rhoda" and the "Glue Man", "Extraordinary Measures", "Ladies and Scooncat". Ms. Ensler is currently working on her book and play, "The Good Body", also to be published by Villard/Random House. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Playwriting, the Berrilla-Kerr Award for Playwriting, the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the Jury Award for Theatre at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, as well as the 2002 Amnesty International Media Spotlight Leadership Award. 
Submitted by Katarina Tepesh Telephone (212) 744-1985 
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