Imagine a time when the Catholic Church had the right to determine whether or not you were human. In a 16th - century Spanish monastery, the fate of millions of American natives from an ocean away hangs precariously in the balance. The Controversy, an exciting new masterwork by French playwright and screenwriter, Jean-Claude Carrière, brings to light the shocking real-life debates whose outcomes are still felt today. English translation by Richard Nelson.
Generous support for this production has been provided by THE LAURA PELS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION.
Additional support was received from The Florence Gould Foundation
Featuring Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jon DeVries, Herb Foster, William S. Huntley III, Jeremy Michael Kuszel, Ron Moreno, Monica Salazar, Steven Skybell, Josef Sommer and Graham Winton
Author: Jean-Claude Carrière
English Version by: Richard Nelson
Director: David Jones
Producer: The Public Theater
Press Agent: Arlene Kriv