154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
THIS PRODUCTION HAS CLOSED.
OFF-BROADWAY SHOW INFORMATION
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULEMonday 7:00pm Thursday 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm Saturday 3:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday 5:00pm
RUNNING TIME90 minutes
GENREPlay with Music
PERFORMANCE DATESPerformances from January 13, 2011
Opening: January 17, 2011
Closing: January 30, 2011
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SYNOPSIS - ABOUT THE SHOW
“Like dying itself, it’s a weird unpredictable trip.”
- Washington Post
A wild ride into theatrical terrain that arouses the senses, in a space fantastically suited to its provocative energy, Carnival Round the Central Figure is the story of a young girl who takes five steps to the bedside of her dying friend, simply to acknowledge that he is dying and let him go. In a staging that is both wickedly funny and giddily horrifying, she is stopped by forces of religious fervor, denial, and insane positive thinking.
First presented as a co-production of the Atlantic Theater School and Tisch School of the Arts Theater Department in 1996, then fully produced at Washington D.C.’s Gunston Arts Center, Carnival Round the Central Figure returns to New York this winter with director Kohlhaas and five of the original cast members–Livia Scott , Kori Rushton, Shane LeCocq, Cynthia Silver and Christine Rowan–uniting from all over the country to reprise their roles. The rest of the large cast including a rousing chorus will be cast exclusively from Atlantic Acting School alumni.