THE MAN WHO LAUGHS: A LIVE SILENT FILM FOR THE STAGE

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ADDED PERFORMANCE ON WEDNESDAY, 2/20 @8pmSix live actors transport the audience to a movie house in 1923, when glamorous stars told larger-than-life stories without a single spoken word. Grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn, take a seat, and watch the hilarious and heartrending story of Gwynplaine, a clown whose face has been surgically disfigured into a permanent smile. Performing with his adoptive sister and father, Gwynplaine gains fame and a very modest fortune for his comic acts—and his comical face. Secretly he yearns to be more than a freak and a joke—but when his yearning leads him into the arms of a debauched duchess fascinated by his grin, the results are disastrous for Gwynplaine and for his family.Based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Man Who Laughs, the play is performed in the style of a silent film, complete with live piano accompaniment, projected title cards, and vibrant black-and-white sets, costumes, and makeup. First performed to critical acclaim in 2005, The Man Who Laughs transforms silent film into live action, taking us back to a time when performers didn’t need to speak to pull on our heart strings and tickle our funny bones.Written by Kiran Rikhye | Directed by Jon Stancato | Dramaturgy by Emily Otto | Music by Eugene Ma | Costume Design by Julie Schworm | Lighting Design by Daniel Winters | Set Design by Michael Minahan | Stage Management by Colin Miller | Props & Graphic Design by Aviva Meyer | Makeup by Jaclyn Schaefer with Stephanie Cox-Williams | Featuring Raife Baker, Dave Droxler, Jon Froehlich, Molly O'Neill, Noah Schultz and Rebecca WhitehurstWhere: URBAN STAGES, 259 West 30th Street btw 7th and 8th Avenues | When: JAN 31 - FEB 24 Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm & Mon, Feb 4 at 8:30pm | Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Students/Seniors, $20 in 1920s Costume | Show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. | Free Popcorn!http://facebook.com/StolenChairTheManWhoLaughshttp://stolenchair.tumblr.comhttp://twitter.com/StolenChairTC


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Open:   02/22/13
Close:   02/23/13

Schedule:
02/22/13- 8:00
02/23/13- 8:00
Theater:   Urban Stages
Address:   259 W 30th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Cost:$25.00 - $30.00
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