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World-Premiere Drama

Right to be Forgotten

  • Credits

    Written by Sharyn Rothstein
    Directed by Seema Sueko

  • Location

    Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle

[Rothstein’s] work has been called “a force of nature.”

— Time Out New York

The Internet never forgets. A young man’s mistake at 17 haunts him online a decade later. Desperate for a normal life, he goes to extraordinary lengths to erase his indiscretion. But freedom of information is big business, and the tech companies aren’t going down without a fight. Secrets, lies and political backstabbing abound in this riveting new drama about one man’s fierce battle to reclaim his right to privacy. Playwright Sharyn Rothstein (By The Water, USA Network’s Suits), winner of the prestigious 2015 Primus Prize and whose work has been called “touching & affecting” (New York Times), has written a striking allegory about privacy, social media and human forgiveness in the age of the internet.

Right to be Forgotten is generously sponsored by Joan and David Maxwell.

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Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Audio Description
Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.


Post-Show Discussions
Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Southwest Night
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase