THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

Genre: Drama
Conceived and directed by Jon Stancato, Scenario and text written by Kiran Rikhye

A World Premiere, freely inspired by the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. A band of gypsies kidnaps a gentle boy and surgically disfigures his face into a permanent smile. He finds his way into the wagon of a lovely misanthropic itinerant performer who adopts him and a blind foundling girl he has discovered in his travels. As the children age, they fall in love and join their father on stage, gaining fame and fortune in their roles as clown an ingénue. They live happily together, but when their performances command the attention of a debauched Duchess, her lust for the deformed clown threatens to tear the family apart. Presented by Horse Trade Theatre Company

Music composed and performed by Emily Otto

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. 

Open:   10/31/05
Close:   11/12/05

Schedule:
Monday, October 31st at 8pm
Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm
Tuesday, November 8th at 8pm
Thursday, November 10th at 8pm
Friday, November 11th at 8pm
Saturday, November 12th at 8pm


Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Stolen Chair Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.stolenchair.org