Theater

Six Characters in Search of an Author

 
NY Premiere
 
Oct 29—Nov 2, 2014
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 50min
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $20
 
 
 
In French with English titles. Gallery seating is only accessible by 70 stairs. 
 
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Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
By Luigi Pirandello
Translation and adaptation by François Regnault
Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

An identity crisis[1] for the theater itself, Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 epitome of absurdism is a masterpiece of blurred dramatic lines, brought cleverly to life in this production from director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

A dysfunctional family[2] of six interrupts the rehearsal of a play to make a curious claim: They are characters who’ve been abandoned by their author and are seeking a theater troupe to give them an artful sense of completion. On a spare set, portrayers and portrayed begin to overlap, as fiction and reality follow suit. The result is a beguiling tragedy that turns notions of authorship and agency on their heads while offering humanity critical insight into its own selectively scribed existence.

Set and light design by Yves Collet
Music by Jefferson Lembeye
Costumes by Corinne Baudelot

In French with English titles
 
 
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On Truth (and Lies) in Authorship
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
 
On Truth (and Lies) in Authorship
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
 

Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota joins philosopher Simon Critchley to explore the function of authorship in theater, from Greek drama to the absurdist works of Beckett and Pirandello.

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