Directed by Kevin Dodd
Choreographed by Erin Malley
This contemporary adaptation of the tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann follows the strange experiences of Nate, a tortured young man who believes that he witnessed the mythic Sandman maim and kill his father. Years later, everything seems to be working out for Nate: he is engaged to a wonderful girl, has a great roommate at college, and finally feels cured of the insanity that plagued his youth. That is, until a curious man sells him a pair of binoculars that cause Nate to fall in love with his Professor's peculiar daughter...
Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann" has been adapted into a popular opera (Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann) and a classic ballet (Delibes' Coppelia) and was even critiqued by Sigmund Freud in his seminal essay The Uncanny. VanWormer's script is a chilling and hilarious collision of Hoffmann's story, Freudian theory, and expressionist performance that asks the question: what directs our lives, a pre-determined fate or our own rational free will?
Each 70-minute performance will be followed by a reception with the cast & crew.
*WARNING: This play may not be suitable for those suffering from an Oedipal Complex
Cast: Brian Frank, Matthew A.J. Gregory, Joe Jung, Dina Percia, Jason Yachanin
Sunday, Jan. 7 @ 7:30pm
Monday, Jan. 8 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, Jan. 9 @ 7:30pm
Theater: Manhattan Theater Source
Address: 177 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Manhattan Theatre So at 212-501-4751
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