Magnificent Waste: World Premiere Performance at Factory 449
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Written in 1978 by acclaimed human rights activist and first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, Protest challenges us to question what we would do if forced to choose between survival and revolution. In this politically fueled play we meet a dissident returning home after imprisonment and a rebel campaigning in protest against a corrupt government. But this distinctive interpretation of the typically male-driven drama will also feature counterparts for the two leads -- two females meant to emphasize the universality of the characters. Protest, once banned from the stage but now revered, is a rallying cry to the responsibility of individuals to take action in the face of political corruption. Learn More
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A really interesting, thought-provoking, sharply written play by a writer I'd never heard of but will definitely follow in the future. The staging was inventive and the casting was excellent. I'm only sorry I saw the last performance in the run--I would like to have recommended it for more folks to see. I definitely will be curious to see what this theater company offers next!
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- Visit the website of playwright Caridad Svich.
In the world premiere of Caridad Svich’s Magnificent Waste, Factory 449 explores America’s appetite for excess and presents an unsettling portrait of its own undoing; a glittering but brutal exploration of modern society’s superficiality and the objectification of the human body.
Directed by John Moletress
James T. Majewski
Produced by: Rick Hammerly with Factory 449
Assistant Director: Ali Walton
Video Design: Jesse Achtenberg
Set/Lighting Design: Andrea Crnkovic
Costume Design: Scott Hammar
Sound Design: David Lamont Wilson
Production Stage Manager: Debbi Arseneaux
Sponsored by Cultural Development Corporation and Creative Communities Fund
About the Ticket Supplier: Factory 449
Formed in April of 2009, Factory 449: a theatre collective has approached its inaugural season with a working mission-in-development:
...committed to maintaining an ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists and professionals who are dedicated to the collaborative process of creating "theatre as event." The members of this collective will assume roles involved in the development of new productions, affording artists the opportunity to write, act, direct, design and produce.