VIRTUAL REALITY - by Alan Arkin
We are proud to present and cordially invite you to our production of "Virtual Reality" by Alan Arkin.
12 May 8pm Perdu (Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam)
15 May 8pm Mike's Badhuistheater (Andreas Bonnstraat 28 [Boerhaveplein], Amsterdam)
Doors open 7.30pm, performance starts at 8pm and lasts about an hour. There's a bar at both theatres.
This is our entry for FEATS 2015 (feats-hamburg.de) which will be in Hamburg from 22-25 May.
We'll be performing on 23 May 7.30pm Altonaer Theate (Museumstrasse 17, 22765 Hamburg, Germany)
This is a wonderful script with two superb actors doing it full justice.
Eli Thorne and Brian Andre, directed by Sandy Topzand
Lighting design: John Ricker
Tech operation: Alex McKenzie
Poster design: Micala Hutchinson
What's the play about?
Two men waiting for equipment to do an unspecified job. The one in charge insists on doing a dry run inventory of the contents of the expected crates. The purely hypothetical assumes a wacky, sinister autonomy that transports them to a frozen wilderness. They grow close; they grow apart; they become mortal enemies.
A gem of nuanced interaction, one of those deftly constructed two-handed exercises built on back-and-forth shifts of mood. A deeply funny, finely graded psychological portrait that also becomes a tribute to the conjuring powers of theater. Imagine the testy, silly one-upmanship of Abbott and Costello crossed with the menacing ambiguity of Harold Pinter and you'll get the idea.
We look forward to seeing you there!