Physical Plant Theater
March 28-April 13, 2013; shows at 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.
(Two additional shows as part of the Fusebox Festival: April 18 and April 19 at 7pm.)
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 (click for map)
Tickets: $12-$25 at http://www.physicalplant.org/adamsultan/ or at the door
LENGTH: 90 minutes
Created for adults, the play is appropriate for ages 15 and up
Fast forward 40 years and Austin’s bon vivant Adam Sultan copes with the loss of his friends and his community by collecting objects to remember them by. In this newdrama, Physical Plant considers the ways that death so often points eagerly at life. Arrive early to enjoy the lobby installation of mementos from the theater community. From the creators of the award-winning shows Nightswim, The Kindermann Depiction, and Not Clown.
Adam Sultan is real and lives in Austin. Great guy. Musician, composer, dancer, storyteller, actor, and teacher. The play is as a kind of speculative biography of Adam, as we imagine his life about forty years in the future. By then, Adam is in his eighties, many of his dearest friends have died, including his wife, and he’s contending with his loss by collecting mementos of the dead. Sometimes melancholy, often hilariously poignant, Adam Sultan asks how we continue to be influenced, moved, and changed by those we’ve loved and lost.
As part of the project, we’ve collected over 400 mementos from members of the theater and performance community. We’ll have those on display in the lobby along with audio of the people describing the significance of their objects.
Physical Plant Theater is the recipient of numerous B. Iden Payne Awards, Austin Critics Table Awards, and David Mark Cohen Playwriting Awards. We are dedicated to making work that is created entirely in Austin, often about Austin, and always deeply connected to this place and this community. Physical Plant is supported by the Creative Fund and by individual donors.
Salvage Vanguard Theater is a hub for Austin artists, audiences, and arts organizations. SVT creates and presents transformative, high-quality artistic experiences that fosterexperimentation and conversation.
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