Georg Büchner's Woyzeck as Presented by The Hypocrites
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The last date listed for Woyzeck was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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The House's brilliantly dark and highly original take on L. Frank Baum's beloved classic restores… More
Quotes & Highlights
“Adapter-director Sean Graney’s blistering and altogether superb take on the play… is not only a thrilling take on Buchner’s classic, but an example of Graney working at the top of his powers.” -Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
“Graney’s exuberantly eccentric productio… yields a bracing, inspiring performance. The ferocious violence of the play’s climax turns out to have been perfectly prepared by the piece’s Kubrickian opening.” -_Time Out Chicago _
People, look at Woyzeck as the world made him. A broken, poor soldier. Can medicine save him? Can work save him? Can murder save him? Love. Sex. Death. Science. Come see Woyzeck die.
Franz Woyzeck, a lowly soldier stationed in a provincial German town, is living with Marie, and father of a child not blessed by the church as the child was born out of wedlock. Woyzeck earns extra money for his family by performing menial jobs for his Captain and agreeing to take part in medical experiments conducted by the Doctor. As one of these experiments, the Doctor tells Woyzeck he must eat nothing but peas. It is obvious that Woyzeck’s mental health is breaking down and he begins to experience a series of apocalyptic visions.
Starring Erin Barlow, Ryan Bollettino, Ryan Bourque, Walter Briggs, Geoff Button, Sean Patrick Fawcett, Lindsey Gavel and Zeke Sulkes
Woyzeck is a new adaptation by director Sean Graney