From New York Times Critics' Pick @oneeighth_theater and director @danielirizarry1 comes a rousing new rendition of Polish author Witkacy's THE MADMAN & THE NUN. 3 performances only! May 18-20 in The #Bronx. bit.ly/MadmanBX
The play's protagonist is Walpurg, a poet who suddenly finds himself in a straitjacket and inside an #insane asylum. The place is #bonkers and probably run by real lunatics! Sister Anna is sent in to cure Walpurg — but is anyone sure he needs fixing? AN INSANE #THEATER EXPERIENCE!
The play's author, Stansiław Ignacy #Witkiewicz, aka #WITKACY, "created a theater of the #absurd twenty years before #Beckett, #Ionesco, and #Genet. He himself was a living model of the #avantgarde, advancing the frontiers of #drama, fiction, aesthetics, philosophy and painting," writes scholar Daniel Gerould.
Irizarry assembles an extraordinary cast, and pushes them to the limits of #physical expression. His prior stagings in Turkey and Poland were EPIC! #Chaos, #tenderness, #defiance, and #hope battle it out on stage, and serve as a fun house mirror to our very troubled times.