Americana Absurdum and The Complete Lost Works…

Americana Absurdum

Americana Absurdum

AMERICANA ABSURDUM
Because of Americana Absurdum, the New York International Fringe Festival came to be. This pivotal two-part show is a riotous fun-house mirror reflection on life in the United States. In Vomit &Roses a family-run funeral home resists a hostile corporate take-over as the family children stare down the Senior Prom. Wolverine Dream is a high-stakes courtroom battle in which a poet/airline president faces a lawsuit, after one of his pilots intentionally crashes an airplane. Written by Brian Parks; directed by John Clancy.


THE COMPLETE LOST WORKS OF SAMUEL BECKETT AS FOUND IN A DUSTBIN IN PARIS IN AN ENVELOPE (PARTIALLY BURNED) LABELED: NEVER TO BE PERFORMED. NEVER. EVER. EVER! OR I’LL SUE! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!

‘Recently unearthed’ by Greg Allen, Benjamin Schneider and Danny Thompson, The Complete Lost Works… is comprised of seven scripts supposedly penned by Samuel Beckett. What the creators insist is his first ever dramatic piece, written at age seven, Happy Happy Bunny Visits Sad Sad Owl, is presented in its original puppet staging, as well as Foot Falls Flatly, apparently written posthumously.

June 6 – 25, 2006

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