as Berkshire Troupe with Polish roots
makes New York City debut at La MaMa
The Double Edge Theatre
directed by Jerzy Grotowski
Thursday, October 28, 2004 - Sunday, November 7, 2004
Thur. - Sat. 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East 4th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $20, Tel: 212.475.7710, or www.lamama.org
The Double Edge Theatre, an ensemble with roots in both Grotowski and South American streettheater, and one of the country's longest-running ensemble theaters, makes its New York debut with "THE UnPOSSESSED", both as a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' "Adventures of Don Quixote", and as an attempt to pose the question whether idealism is possible after 9/11. Conceived and directed by Stacy Klein, DET founder and artistic director, the production fuses popular and circus arts - including acrobatics, actors flying on 40-foot pieces of silk suspended from the ceiling, stilts, moving staircases and rolling gym wheels, live original music, and narrative - with Double Edge's uniquely imagistic and intimate theatrical approach. It was created with Klein's primary DET collaborator since 1996, Carlos Uriona, who was the founder of Argentina's street theater troupe, Diablomundo, and who here plays Don Quixote. The cast includes Matthew Glassman as Sancho Panza and Polish guest artist Joanna Wichowska as the Duchess.
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