Taking a cue from the space industry, Jay Scheib pits hard Science against Philip K. Dick in his unpredictable and explosive “antic play – half lab-rat experiment and half sex farce” (The New Yorker). Interplanetary speculation runs amok, the indigenous population gets screwed, and a strange and sexy “anomalous” chick seems to hold all the answers. Developed at MIT with a team of Mars researchers and anthropologists, a mission to colonize the Red Planet is revving up for 2017. Imagining what might happen once we get there, Scheib drops seven performers into a simulated Martian society. Can’t make ends meet on Earth? Consider a one-way ticket to Mars!
With performances by Karl Allen, Dorka Gryllus, Caleb Hammond, László Keszég, Catherine McCurry, Tanya Selvaratnam, April Sweeney, Natalie, Thomas, Balázs Vajna with special on-camera appearances by Waris Ahluwalia, Phillip
Cunio, Kofi Hope-Gund, Henrik Hargitai, Zahra Khan, and Dr. Robert
Zubrin and others…
Scenic Design by Peter Ksander, Lighting Design by Miranda Hardy, Costume Design by Oana Botez-Ban,
Sound Design by Catherine McCurry, Video Design by Balázs Vajna and and Miklos Buk, Assistant Director Laine
Dramaturg/Hungarian Project Manager: Anna Lengyel, Conceived and Directed by Jay Scheib
Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) is made possible through the generous support of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project For New Plays on Science and Technology; The Trust for Mutual Understanding; The Hungarian Cultural Center; Deutsch-Ungarische Industrie und Handelskammer; The Gertrude Stein Repertory Company; Swing Space, a program of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, generously supported by the September 11th Fund, project space donated by Capstone Equities; with special thanks to the Mars Society, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.
April 8 – 27, 2008
Tuesday – Friday at 8
Saturday at 4 and 8
Sunday at 6
Tickets from $20
$10 (PS122 members)