New Drama Explores Man’s Role as Creator and Destroyer
Begins Previews September 15 at 4th Street Theatre
“A memorable if disconcerting theatrical event. A single 90-minute production that is likely to leave your head spinning and your anxieties about the state of humankind confirmed. “ — Talkin’ Broadway
Horizon Theatre Rep will present an encore of their critically acclaimed production of GEIST! based on plays by August Stramm, Franz Kafka, Ernst Toller, Gottfried Benn, and Lothar Schreyer.
Conceived and directed by Rafael De Mussa.
The production stars Cory Asinofsky, Angela Dahl, Sean M. Bell, and Adam A. Keller & Rafael De Mussa with lighting by Yuriy Nayer and sound/Qlab programming by Aristides Li.
In the waning days of World War I, a platoon of soldiers vanished without a trace. But tapes of short plays they enacted to pass away the time have recently been discovered. GEIST! documents these short plays, read and performed at a bombed out Church by soldiers waiting for their next orders.
The production includes “Sancta Susanna” (1911) by August Stramm, translated by Henry Marx; “The Guardian of the Tomb” (1916) by Franz Kafka (Kafka’s only play), translated by J. M. Ritchie; “The Transfiguration. 3rd station” (1919) by Ernst Toller, translated by Edward Crankshaw; “Ithaka” (1914) by Gottfried Benn, translated by J.M. Ritchie and “Crucifixion” (1920) by Lothar Schreyer, translated by Mel Gordon.
GEIST! runs September 15 – October 2, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:30PM and Sunday at 3:30PM. The 4th Street Theater is located at 83 East 4th Street between Bowery & 2nd Ave. Tickets are $18, available at 212-868-4444 or www.SmartTix.com.
Project development provided by NYSCA. The New York Council for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and loyal audiences like you.