KURT VONNEGUT'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND World Premiere to Open 10/30 at SpeakEasy Stage
From October 30 through November 30, 2013, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the World Premiere of a new comedy by famed novelist and essayist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. entitled Kurt Vonnegut'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND.
This new play was assembled by Broadway playwright Nicky Silver (The Lyons, Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) from eleven different versions of the script penned by Mr. Vonnegut before his passing in 2007.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut is best known for combining satiric social commentary and black comedy with surrealist science fictional elements in such novels as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. He has, however, several plays to his credit, the best known being the 1970 comedy Happy Birthday, Wanda June.
Kurt Vonnegut'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND centers on Roland Stackhouse, a hapless visionary who thinks that humanity's greatest obstacle is indecisiveness. Stackhouse thinks he has the answer: Make Up Your Mind, Inc. But just as business takes off, romance rears its head, and Stackhouse finds himself in a world of wealthy coquettes, paid enforcers, blue movies, and confused clergy. It's a world only Kurt Vonnegut could imagine. Alternately hilarious and touching, Kurt Vonnegut'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND is really about more than sticking to decisions-it's about that rarest of all commodities, human connection.
Cliff Fannin Baker, founder of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, will direct the World Premiere of Kurt Vonnegut'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND. Mr. Baker's directing credits cover every genre, including over 30 world premieres, multiple national tours, and projects at regional theatres across the U.S. and around the globe.
The design team includes Eric Levenson (scenic), Lisa Polito (costumes), Karen Perlow (lighting), David Remedios (sound), and Seághan McKay (projections).
Kurt Vonnegut'S MAKE UP YOUR MIND will run for five weeks, from October 30 through November 30, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.
Tickets start at $25 with discounts for students, seniors, and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or information, the public can call 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.