Invitation to a Beheading Michael Brown & Rough House Theatre

In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime, and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the prison may not be what it seems...

 

 

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08/26/19 - 09/14/19

Thu-Sat 8p


In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime, and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the prison may not be what it seems...

Alternately disorienting, absurd, hysterical, and hopeful, this great novel by one of the 20th century's masters is brought to the stage by Rough House and Sweven Theatre with their signature combination of playfulness and strangeness, full of surprising twists and turns, and told through a combination of puppetry, masks, and imaginative storytelling.

 

Author
Adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Directed by Michael Brown

Director
Michael Brown, Mike Oleon, Jackie Penrod, Claire Saxe, and Corey Smith

Performers
Noah Appelbaum; Claire Saxe; Michael Brown

Production
Mike Oleon (Puppet and Mask Design); Corey Smith (Sound Design); Jackie Penrod (Set Design); Rachel Levy (Lighting Design); Frances Maggio (Costume Design); Lindy Forman (Stage Management); Esteban Arevalo (Assistant Director); Cara Weaver (Publicity).

Tags: Theater, American, 2019