THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS to Play Crown Theater, 10/3-26
Tim Sika presents The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis, a world premiere satire on educational institutions at all levels by Barry Germansky. Cihangir Duman directs a cast of four, including Rafa Pérez, Andy Phillips, Heather Shisler, and Dan Kellmer. Performances will be staged at The Crown Theater at The Producers' Club (358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) from October 3-26, 2014.
The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is biting satire on educational institutions at all levels. Although Western society has long promoted institutionalized education, there have been relatively few inquiries into the nature of this bureaucratic form of learning and how it forces students and teachers to maintain arbitrary standards of knowledge. The play chronicles the struggles of a courageous university student as he rebels against his school's corrupt totalitarian regime and its imposition of a single answer to all possible questions. The school reflects the singular mindset of society as a whole, and the student's professors consider his actions to be criminal. He soon realizes that fighting for his principles is only the beginning; he will soon be fighting for his life, as well. To make matters worse, his best friend and long-time co-conspirator may not be who he says he is. The play is a twenty-first century hybrid of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Dead Poets Society.
The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis plays for 11 performances from October 3-26, 2014. Performances are Friday-Sunday at 8pm; plus, Monday, October 13 & Tuesday, October 14 @ 8pm.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting BrownPaperTickets.com.
The run time for The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is 100 minutes, no intermission.
The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is presented by Tim Sika. Set Designer: Jason Bolan; Lighting Designer: Mark Hankla; Stage Manager: Janis Costa Deedy; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Barry Germansky (playwright), a playwright and screenwriter born in Toronto, has been writing ever since he could pick up a pencil. He graduated summa cum laude from York University's Humanities Department in June 2013 and won its prestigious 25th Annual Book Prize for the student graduating with the highest grade point average. In December 2013, he co-produced his Off-Off-Broadway play, Follow the Tracks We Forgot to Finish, with Conor Romero, who starred as the titular actor's eldest son on NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show." He is currently co-writing and co-executive producing a TV series for Amazon Prime called "Smitty's" with Brandon K. Hampton, co-producing a feature film called A Journey to a Journey with Tim Sika, and co-producing a second feature film called The Reasonably Unreasonable Neighborhood with John Henry Richardson.
Cihangir Duman, aka "G" (director) is a director and actor. G was born in Istanbul, Turkey, where he received a BS in Physics from Bogazici University. He is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School. His recent directing works include: Escape Artist, On The Run, Blackbird, The Odd Couple, God of Carnage, and Election Day.
Tim Sika (producer), the host, writer, and producer of the radio show "Celluloid Dreams," has conducted in-depth interviews with hundreds of people involved in every aspect of filmmaking since the show's inception in 1996. His film writing has appeared in festival catalogs and international publications. He was co-host of the Cable Ace-nominated TV program The Reel Review, and he is also director of the Camera Cinema Club. His background includes acting, directing, and technical theatrical experience as well as film work and teaching. Tim is in frequent demand as moderator for Q and A sessions at Bay Area film screenings. He is the President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, and his DVD and movie reviews can be heard on KGO Radio/ABC, San Francisco ("Ronn Owens Program").