24 Hour Theater - Original Theater Created in a Day
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The last date listed for 24 Hour Theater was Saturday September 8, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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If you think Anton Chekov's Cherry Orchard of the Living Dead is a madcap mash-up of the Russian realist drama with George Romero-style zombie horror, you would be gloriously (gory-iously?) correct. From the genre-bending brain of Troy Heard, the celebrated theater director (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), comes this new play in which the worlds of czarist Russia and The Walking Dead collide. Madame Ranevskaya has returned to her ancestral manor following yet another whirlwind farewell tour, only to find things turned upside down. Instead of marrying off her nubile daughter Masha to the local scholar, she's boarding up windows and grabbing pistols to ward off an onslaught of resurrected serfs. The Onyx Theatre presents this world premiere supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn More
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The event will be coordinated by John Beane, Artistic Director of the Insurgo Theater Movement.
24-hour theater, the theater form that sees a show written, directed, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours or less, has been the subject of an intense international revival, with performances at the Old Vic in London and 24-Hour Play project ongoing on Broadway.
The plays – five of them, each about 10 to 12 minutes long – will be performed on September 8th, beginning at 8 PM. Suggestions on the theme for the pieces will be taken online at www.insurgotheater.org starting August 20th. The random drawing from all the entries, held the night before the show, will dictate the theme. An Insurgo original addition - unused theme ideas will be drawn and used to create original songs for the performance.