Zeitgeist Stage Company Presents Alan Ayckbourn's My Wonderful Day
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The last date listed for Alan Ayckbourn's My Wonderful Day was Saturday March 26, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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During his short life in Stalinist Russia, writer Daniil Kharms was a well-known author of children's literature -- until he was arrested for treason in 1941 and left to die in his prison cell. Friends hid his vast secret body of work (including plays and short stories intended for adult audiences) until it was politically safe to release the works decades later. Part of the Emerging Theatre Company program at the Boston Center for the Arts, imaginary beasts now brings KNOCK! | The Daniil Kharms Project to the stage. An original piece created from a collection of Kharms' work, KNOCK! follows a troupe of madmen, fools and geniuses into a strange and comical world where a simple knock on the door can lead to redemption or the ultimate end. Learn More
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Another winner from Zeitgeist. My Wonderful Day showcases Ayckbourne's humor and dead-on wit. It's a good balance of small reflective moments and uproarious takes. I enjoyed Obehi Janice's temperate portrayal of Laverne, Winnie's mother. Becca...continued
Quotes & Highlights
_"My Wonderful Day is one of the wittiest and most pristinely crafted of Mr. Ayckbourn’s dark farces."—_Wall Street Journal
“My Wonderful Day finds Ayckbourn in top form—and breaking new ground.”—The Telegraph
Nine-year-old Winnie is off sick from school for the day, but has an essay to write about “My Wonderful Day.” What better opportunity than quietly seated unnoticed in a corner, while her pregnant mother busies herself cleaning the home of a British television celebrity? When her Mother goes into labor, Winnie’s left in the house alone with the celebrity, his mistress, his wife and his best friend, discovering a wealth of material for her essay. The bizarre and increasingly frenetic comings and goings of adults in the weird household where she’s a silent observer fuels an essay that shocks her mother, but provides endless entertainment for the audience along the way.