MEIN UNCLE, AN ABSURDIST FAIRYTALE ABOUT THE SEEDS OF INHUMANITY

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Magic, Poetry
Written and directed by Aliza Shane

Based on the true story of Geli Raubal, niece to the most infamous villain in history, Mein Uncle, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, is a love story, ruled by mystery, obsession and ultimately, madness. Mein Uncle is a tale of love gone terribly wrong, an absurdist look at the bizarre secret relationship that influenced the man behind the darkest event of the 20th century.

"My entire life I’ve lived with the history of the Holocaust and its devastating effects on the world, the Jews, and my own family. The idea of exploring Adolf Hitler and his relationships is not something I ever addressed. However, after learning about Geli Raubal, I became fascinated with her story; how her life, and death, affected this man, and changed his life, ultimately for the worse,” shares creator Aliza Shane. “The more I read, the more I realized that this is a story that needed to be told. This is not a story that 'explains' or excuses Hitler or his actions - rather, it’s a microscopic look at a relationship that may have been the last straw in a life already set on a path of destruction."


About the Company: 3 Voices Theatre

Is an NYC-based theatre company committed to organic theatre, new play evolution, creative collaboration and development of the Artistic Voice. The “three voices” represent the three primary voices in creating a play: Playwright, Director and Actor. Each component is equally vital to the process and we believe that the best art is that which comes from the collaboration of all three voices. We also believe that an artist can have more than one voice, and we encourage using multiple voices – actors who have stories to write, playwrights who love to act, etc. – there’s room to explore all variations with 3V Theatre in a safe and supportive environment.

Mein Uncle marks the first major production for 3V. The company has produced three staged reading events -- Threesomes, Say Uncle! and Caged -- for which scripts about a specific theme were solicited over a two-week period, then assigned to a director and team of actors. This creative team had one-two rehearsals before presenting in a staged reading format for the public.

 



Cast: Amanda Marikar, Eric Percival, Judy Molner, Emilie Bienne, Ashley Lovell, Rachel Pfennigwerth
Open:   05/29/14
Close:   06/08/14

Schedule:
Monday at 8pm
Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays at 2pm:5/29/20145/30/20145/31/20146/1/20146/2/20146/3/20146/4/20146/5/20146/6/20146/7/20146/8/2014:
5/29/2014
5/30/2014
5/31/2014
6/1/2014
6/2/2014
6/4/2014
6/5/2014
6/6/2014
6/7/2014
6/8/2014
Theater:   Robert Moss Theater @ 440 Studios
Address:   440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: 3 Voices Theatre         Official Web Site: www.3vtheatre.com

Jordan recently joined the Beautiful Soup Theatre collective after performing a lengthy monologue for a benefit written by artistic director, Steven Carl McCasland followed by playing Torvald Helmer in their recent production of A Doll’s Life. Previous NYC credits include: The House of Yes, Ampersand: a Romeo and Juliet story, and The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret.