Six adventurous directors tackle six one-acts by Gertrude Stein, mother of the American avant garde.
Before Suzan-Lori Parks or Richard Foreman, Maria Irene Fornes or Sam Shepard, there was Gertrude Stein, the mother of American avant garde letters. And though Stein may have made her most lasting impressions as a memoirist ("The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas") and an epigrammist ("You are all a lost generation."), she was also a convention-defying dramatist whose experimental plays remain as radical today as they were when she wrote them in the early part of the 20th century. How radical? How about no plot, no setting, and sometimes, no characters. For "Steinese TakeOut," six adventurous directors tackle six of her most out-there one-acts: Ryan Bronz ("Bonne Annee"), Andrew Frank ("Captain Walter Arnold"), Eve Hartmann ("I Like It to Be a Play"), Peter Campbell ("Play I [-III]"), Deanna Fleysher ("Parlor"), and Drew Pisarra ("Curtain Raiser"). Prepare for the unexpected.
June 14-23, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. with one additional show on June 23, Sat. at 10:30 p.m.
Theater: Red Room
Address: 85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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