THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA Plays Chelsea Theatre Works 10/30-11/29

Lisa Jones is on a journey. She must retrieve one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. Her hour has been traced to the State of Dissocia, a wonderland ruled by its own eccentric logic, delirious delights and darkest danger. Will the curious inhabitants of Dissocia help her retrieve the lost hour, or are there reasons more complex for them to lead her astray?

This is a hugely original play, both magical and moving, that confirmed Anthony Neilson as one of the major voices in British theatre. Produced originally for the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival, The Wonderful World of Dissocia wowed critics and audiences alike, cleaning up at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

A creator of pioneering, taboo-breaking new work, Anthony Neilson writes and directs witty, bold and compassionate plays that explore unchartered psychological territories. Neilson, who with Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill was among the "in yer face" generation of 1990s British playwrights, gained prominence for works including The Censor (Royal Court - Writers Guild Award - Best Fringe Play and The Time Out Live Award), Penetrator (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs/ Traverse), The Lying Kind (The Royal Court), and Stitching (The Traverse, The Bush - Time Out Off West End Award). His films include The Debt Collector and Deeper Still.

Performances of The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson are October 30-November 29,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, with Sunday matinees at 3:00 on November 22 and 29.
Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Student rush tickets are $15 and are available one hour before each performance. Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 or on-line at Information and directions at

Recommended for mature audiences.

Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors in the Gallery.
October 30-November 29, Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sunday matinees at 3:00 on November 22 and 29.
Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door. Student rush tickets are $15
(617) 887-2336 •

Apollinaire Theatre Company stages passionate plays at their elegantly restored theater in the Chelsea Theatre Works, as well as New England's only bilingual free summer theater in the park. Less than five miles from downtown Boston, our historic building is at the center of the burgeoning Chelsea arts community. Recent productions include The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower by Jean Cocteau, dark play or stories for boys by Carlos Murillo, and The Thugs by Adam Bock.

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