Adapted from the Stalin-censored 1928 play of the same name, Suicide!?, now updated and restaged in 2013 New York, pulls back the curtain on the desperate times and desperate measures that accompany a flailing economy. Alternating between gritty humor and painful insight, Suicide!? pushes us to ask: what is our true cost of living, and what is the price we are willing to pay?
Translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Directed by Elinor Renfield
Starring Mark Cajigao, Conner Carrew, Nate Faust, Michael Goldlist, Rick Joyce, Gina Leon, Dana Mazzenga, Betsy Sanders, Vaishnavi Sharma and Patrick Williams
Part of The InterArt Development Series
Spare Change Productions brings together a group of brilliant artists and dynamic collaborators, all working towards a common goal: to bring to life a timeless story in an environment that fosters a provocative rendering of this play.'The Seagull', one of Anton Chekhov's most celebrated pieces speaks about the universal struggle to survive. It questions old and new forms of art and presents an atmosphere in which the inner lives and the past histories of characters are revealed in the unraveling of their heart wrenching relationships.
The InterArt Theatre, 500 West 52nd Street, New York City. Performances run from February 6th to February 12th, Wednesday through Sunday evenings with an additional Saturday matinee. Mondays and Tuesdays are dark.
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