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See You in My Dreams
See You in My Dreams is adapted from the work of solitary survivor Jack L. Morris, who was held in the Segregated Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Penitentiary for thirty years. See You’s ensemble cast uses monologues, songs, movement, and projections to chronicle Morris’ friendship with artist Sheila Pinkel. Through his letters to Sheila, Jack narrates his daily activities, legal disputes, and fantasy life while spending 22.5 hours a day in an 8×10 foot room. The play dramatizes Morris’ dogged efforts to create and sustain a positive identity—as a son, brother, friend, lover, artist, philosopher, and Latino—in spite of his surroundings. In exploring the intense and ubiquitous violence experienced and enacted by the incarcerated, See You critiques not only the torturous practice of solitary confinement, but our ideas about what constitutes a criminal and what serves as justice.
To learn more about Morris’s story and work, please visit Sheila Pinkel’s website and read her book, The World of Jack L. Morris.
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Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)