| Open: 09/30/10 Close: 10/23/10
The Operating Theater's production of TRANSATLANTICA is a vivacious enactment of award-winning playwright Kenny Finkle's lunatic fable about the denial of death, directed by Jason Schuler.
TRANSATLANTICA tells the story of Dr. Reginald Reinhold, whose psychoanalytic session with an eccentric patient, Ilyria of the land of Ilyria, is interrupted by news that his wife is dying. By coincidence, Ilyria, too, is dying, as is every subsequent visitor to his home - a parade of unusual guests including: famed theatre director Udi Bohe, the enigmatic Inspector Stranjè, and the inimitable Jacques Jacques, with whom all but Reinhold share a lascivious past all leaving Reinhold to ponder his relationship with mortality. The setting is the parlor of Dr. Reinhold's lavish mansion (festooned with mythical taxidermy, bold wallpaper and curious artifacts) on the shores of the fantastic continent of Transatlantica, a topsy-turvy world where gardens are planted with cake and lovers grow into trees.
In this unusual comedy playwright and cast consciously walk the line between sharp wit and purposeful idiocy, making us laugh at nonsense yet reflect upon it philosophically.
Somewhere between yesterday and forever lies... Transatlantica
About the Company: The Operating Theater
The award winning Operating Theater, entertains audiences with unusual, innovative, provocative performance, creating art that can only be fully experienced in a live form. We experiment with perception and explore the visceral subjectivity of human experience.