Out at Sea
Columbia College Chicago Theater

A Very funny one-act by internationally renowned short-story writer and playwright Slawomir Mrozek. In "Out at Sea", three hungry men adrift in a raft - Fat, Thin, and Medium - discuss who among them should rightfully sacrifice himself to the appetite of the others.


9/13/03 - 9/13/03

7p


Very funny one-act by internationally renowned short-story writer and playwrite Slawomir Mrozek. A supreme satirist, Mrozek has a style that's been grouped with the theater of the absurd since his first plays in late 1950s, while displaying its own peculiar mix of madcap, the grotesque, and polotical allegory. In "Out at Sea", three hungry men adrift in a raft - Fat, Thin, and Medium - discuss who among them should rightfully sacrifice himself to the appetite of the others.

The ensuing political debate, which at one point takes the form of an election campaign, supposedly turns on who has had the best life and, thus, will have the least regrets. But it's clear early on that the fat man and the simpler but strapping medium-size man who takes his orders are in league to devour the intellectually minded thin man whatever happens.

Author
Slawomir Mrozek

Director
Marta Radziszewska

Performers
Rachel Kuhn, Jennifer Ryder, Rose Hopkins, Patric Capurro, Chris Zimowski

Tags: Polish, Theater, New Europe, 2003