Two actors waiting for the train to come on the platform, but they never really get on any train no matter how many trains have arrived and departed. Not until another two actors take off from the train do they finally realize what they are waiting for is not the train.
“Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting” is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be shown by paronomasia within the conversation, by metatheatre, by the interaction among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings (mannequins), and by the embodiment of the sufferings from the ritual itself to accent the timelessness of the action and the ridicule of the action itself. . Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this play will examine the absurdity of quotidian life as well as artistic life, and raise an unanswerable question: what are we actually waiting for?
Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waitingstars Tavarius Graves, Claire Shang-Ling Kuei, Owen Scott, and Anthony Walters
Producers: Claire Shang-Ling Kuei, Mika Yin-Chih Lee, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Stage Manager : Mika Yin-Chih Lee, Wanning Jen.
Stage Designer: Yin-Chiao Liao
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Shu-Ying Chung
Costume Designer: Sienna Huang
Production Assistants: Mini Gu, Grace Li, Yu-Chien Liu, Utako Nakayasu, & Hsiin-Yuan Peng
About the Company: Theatre After Pozzo
Formed by a group of non-traditional young theatre artists in 2012, Theatre After Pozzo (TAP) is dedicated to creating inspiring, thought-provoking original productions beyond entertainment, addressing controversial social issues as well as the complexity and ambiguity of human nature.
Saturday, August 24th 2013 @ 8PM
Sunday, August 25th 2013 @ 8PM
Monday, August 26th 2013 @ 9PM
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 @ 9PM
Friday, August 30th 2013 @ 6:30PM
Theater: Theater for the New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
Cost:$15 General Admission
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