THE HOUSE OF FITZCARRALDO

Genre: Drama
Written & created by Buran Company

In 1979 director Werner Herzog and his megalomaniac best fiend, Klaus Kinski, pulled a 300-ton steamship over a mountain under its own steam. In this highly theatrical performance work, the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Herzog & Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing the useless conquest of unconscious wishes. Pulling and culling from a myriad of source texts, videos, and dreams, Buran uses its distinctive style to situate itself between high and low culture - creating mayhem, shooting cap guns, prompting sing-a-longs, and integrating a folksy existentialism to explore our nature as beings who cannot help but desire our own dumb dreams.

Directed by Nikolas Weir
Scenic & Lighting Design by Nick Kostner

Music byChristopher Luxem & Casey Mraz

Lyrics byHenry Bial & Adam R. Burnett

Performed by Henry Bial, Adam R. Burnett, Jud Knudsen, Hilary Kelman, Christopher Luxem, Geraldo Mercado, and Casey Mraz.


About the Company: The Brick Theater

The Brick Theater, Inc. is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - The Brick. The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg's profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment. The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home and to serve as Williamsburg's primary incubator of innovative theater arts.

Open:   03/07/12
Close:   03/17/12

Schedule:
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15,16, 17 at 8pm
Theater:   Brick Theater
Address:   575 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: The Brick Theater         Official Web Site: www.bricktheater.com