by Georg Büchner
directed by Bethany Perkins
June 01, 2011 - June18
Space 12, 3121 E. 12th St.
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“Every man is a bottomless pit; you get dizzy when you look down.”
Woyzeck is the story of a military barber’s struggle to support his common-law wife and child. He is ridiculed by society and subjected to inhuman experiment s by a doctor. After a year of eating only peas he begins to hallucinate and, when Marie begins to turn her attentions elsewhere, their disconnection ends in violence. Incorporating found and original text, vivid visual tableaus, and live music by Reverend Glasseye, the piece will be performed in the intimate Space 12, a multi-use performance space in East Austin.
Directed by Bethany Perkins. Original music by Reverend Glasseye. Original text by Bastion Carboni, Sarah Saltwick, and the cast. Featuring Paul Szent-Miklosy, Karen Alvarado, Bastion Carboni, Melody Herron, John Cooley, Sergio Alvarado, Kara Juarez, Jordan Cooper, and Joshua Baker. Designed by Taylor Finley (scenic) and Jen Brown (costume).
Poison Apple Initiative is pleased to close its third season with its re-reinvention of Buchner’s surreal class drama. We are an independently-run local theatre company dedicated to the production of sharp, dark tragicomedies by local and national artists. Through our participation in the FronteraFest Long Fringe, Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, and the ArtSpark Festival, we’ve garnered a reputation for giving audiences “a razor-edged experience, one with a vibration and intensity that no video or cinema is going to provide” (Austinlivetheatre.com). Next fall we will embark on our fourth season featuring the regional premier of Jakob Holder’s post-Shepardian fever-dream Housebreaking, Bastion Carboni’s reality TV satire Holier Than Thou, and new supplementary programming including the Playwriting Slam and NeWorks Reading Series.