Freely inspired by Victor Hugo's novel, equal parts horror, comedy, and romance, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS is a "live silent film," performed in grayscale with live music, about a man whose face has been carved into a permanent smile and his desperate quest for the world to take him seriously. Hugo’s character of Gwynplaine, “the laughing man”, inspired the creation of Batman’s infamous nemesis, The Joker.
About the Company: Stolen Chair Theatre Company
STOLEN CHAIR Named best “genre-bending theatre” by New York Press, Stolen Chair is a theatre laboratory dedicated to the creation of playfully intellectual, wickedly irreverent, and exuberantly athletic original works. Proudly plundering the pop culture of the past half millennium, Stolen Chair’s aesthetically promiscuous work recycles and reinvents old genres and stories to discover new ways to challenge and delight contemporary audiences. Pioneer of the Community Supported Theatre movement, Stolen Chair is supported, in part, by the Nancy Quinn Fund and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
**additional performance on Monday, February 4 at 8:30pm
Theater: Urban Stages
Address: 259 W 30th Street
New York, NY 10017
Cost:$30; $25 students; $20 in 1920’s costume
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Stolen Chair at 212-868-4444