Terrorism

By: 
The Presnyakov Brothers
Directed By: 
Natasha Williams
January 9, 2014 to January 12, 2014
January 16, 2014 to January 19, 2014
Cast: 
Tim Hull
Darius Fatemi
James K Brown
Tom Phillips
Lisa Mendez
Russell Mendez
Tiffiney Baker
Ola Pater
Katherine Miller-Byrne
Amy Faust Mayer
Edmund Desiato
Matthew E. Gaddis
Lauralyn Seamans Hungerford
Peggy Watts
Joe Gatton
Will Drane
Zachary Dearing
Burent Thomas
Matthew Manning
Samantha West

Added performance Saturday, January 18th @ 10:30 - $12
For one night only, Terrorism is playing for all you late night, hooligans. We will have a cash bar, and members of Bear Medicine playing an acoustic set 9:30 ,in the lobby of the Downtown Arts Center, before the show begins again at 10:30 pm.

This production with be at the Downtown Arts Center, Lexington KY

'A bitter, funny, penetrating look at the toxic effects of living with fear. Terrorism isn’t about victims or perpetrators or one savage act. It’s a series of takes on a society broken by horror and suspicion, turning against itself ... Terrorism shrugs off more ideas in quarter of an hour’s wit than most political debating plays do in an evening' - Observer

“Terrorism” is a powerful, contemporary Russian play about the terror of the everyday in six scenes from urban life; there’s a bomb scare at the airport, a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and old women plot murder. At the scene of a gas explosion the rescue services are busy photographing limbs, for fun. In this town, everyone is a terrorist, everyone a victim of terrorism.

By the end we realize these apparently random scenes are in fact linked by an almost invisible thread, subtly indicating that we bear responsibility for one another even in our soulless urban limbo

Since its premiere in the Moscow Art Theatre in 2002 the play has been performed  across Europe,  in England, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Spain, Ireland, Estonia, and out of Europe, in Australia, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan as well as US and Canada.

- See more at: http://balagula.com/content/balagula-theatre-2013-2014-season#sthash.5Sr...

This production with be at the Downtown Arts Center, Lexington KY

'A bitter, funny, penetrating look at the toxic effects of living with fear. Terrorism isn’t about victims or perpetrators or one savage act. It’s a series of takes on a society broken by horror and suspicion, turning against itself ... Terrorism shrugs off more ideas in quarter of an hour’s wit than most political debating plays do in an evening' - Observer

“Terrorism” is a powerful, contemporary Russian play about the terror of the everyday in six scenes from urban life; there’s a bomb scare at the airport, a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and old women plot murder. At the scene of a gas explosion the rescue services are busy photographing limbs, for fun. In this town, everyone is a terrorist, everyone a victim of terrorism.

By the end we realize these apparently random scenes are in fact linked by an almost invisible thread, subtly indicating that we bear responsibility for one another even in our soulless urban limbo

Since its premiere in the Moscow Art Theatre in 2002 the play has been performed  across Europe,  in England, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Spain, Ireland, Estonia, and out of Europe, in Australia, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan as well as US and Canada.

- See more at: http://balagula.com/content/balagula-theatre-2013-2014-season#sthash.5Sr...

This production with be at the Downtown Arts Center, Lexington KY
141 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40507
Reservations:
LexArts 859-225-0370 Or RESERVE ONLINE HERE

CURTAIN TIME 7:30

“Terrorism” is a powerful, contemporary Russian play about the terror of the everyday in six scenes from urban life; there’s a bomb scare at the airport, a suicide at the office, a man ties up his lover, and old women plot murder. At the scene of a gas explosion the rescue services are busy photographing limbs, for fun. In this town, everyone is a terrorist, everyone a victim of terrorism.

By the end we realize these apparently random scenes are in fact linked by an almost invisible thread, subtly indicating that we bear responsibility for one another even in our soulless urban limbo.

'A bitter, funny, penetrating look at the toxic effects of living with fear. Terrorism isn’t about victims or perpetrators or one savage act. It’s a series of takes on a society broken by horror and suspicion, turning against itself ... Terrorism shrugs off more ideas in quarter of an hour’s wit than most political debating plays do in an evening' - Observer

Since its premiere in the Moscow Art Theatre in 2002 the play has been performed  across Europe,  in England, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Spain, Ireland, Estonia, and out of Europe, in Australia, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan as well as US and Canada.

THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE AT THE DOWNTOWN ARTS CENTER.

The Downtown Arts Center is located at:
141 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40507

LexArts: 859-225-0370 (Reservations for E.G.O. only  )
RESERVE ONLINE

- See more at: http://balagula.com/plays/ego-passions-eugene-gladstone-oneill#sthash.i4...

 

Ticket Price: 
$20 Regular / $15 Student
Curtain 7:30
About The Playwright: 

The Presnyakov Brothers are writers, playwrights, screenwriters, directors, producers and actors.
The sons of an Iranian mother and a Russian father, Oleg was born in 1969 and Vladimir in 1974.

Both brothers graduated from the same school: M. Gorky Urals State University in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Until recently, they were both also on the faculty of that same university: Oleg in literary theory and philology, and Vladimir in literary theory and psychology.

Together, the two founded the university’s Youth Theatre, "Theatre under the name of Christina Orbakaite", an organization committed to producing experimental theatre work.

Oleg and Vladimir also write in tandem; all their plays are presented and published under their chosen joint name: The Presnyakov Brothers.

Students of language, the Presnyakov brothers are praised in Russia for their attention to natural-sounding speech, dialogue that sounds “overheard on the street.” Their cool, sardonic wit enlivens their plays, and together, they create bitter and funny examinations of life in a post-Soviet Russian culture.
 
“Since their first play appeared in Russia's capital city, the Brothers Presnyakov have become something of a trademark,” wrote the local English-language daily, The Moscow Times, in a review last year(2004)."- The International Herald Tribune,Theater: The everyday facets of 'Terrorism', by Erin E. Arvedlund, MAY 27, 2005