THE EISTEDDFOD

Genre: Comedy, Drama
written by Lally Katz, directed by Chris Kohn

A dark, hilarious and absurd play about a brother and sister rehearsing Macbeth for a drama competition (or "Eisteddfod"), in the hope of winning a ticket to Moscow and away from their stifling existence in a little room in Australia. After losing their parents in an accident when they were children, together they play out each other's fantasies of love and desire, reaching an unexpected conclusion.
About the Company: Ontological-Hysteric Theater

In 2005, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater thoroughly revamped and updated its programs for emerging artists by starting the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator. The Incubator is programming which guides artists from workshop phases to fully realized productions. The Incubator houses artists, who follow in the compositional theater footsteps of Richard Foreman, but have their own unique visions and aesthetic strategies for tracing out the Ontological-Hysteric Theater's aim of unsettling perception and disorienting understanding. The Incubator programming provides these artists with aesthetic and practical mentorship and support on their way towards self-sustaining and more rigorous productions. Ontological-Hysteric Incubator is long-term development and process oriented programming for emerging artists. Ideally artists begin in one of its work-in-progress programs and grow towards fully realized and self-produced performances beyond the Incubator.

Open:   08/31/05
Close:   09/10/05

Schedule:
Wednesday-Saturday at 9pm
Theater:   Ontological Theater at St. Marks
Address:   131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave)
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-533-4650
Company: Ontological-Hysteric Theater         Official Web Site: www.ontological.com