Buran Theatre's NIGHTMARES: A DEMONSTRATION OF THE SUBLIME Returns to the Brick Tonight
Buran Theatre will return to The Brick after their recent national tour for a post-tour extension of their original theatre piece Nightmares: A Demonstration of the Sublime-which premiered at the theater in January. This newly realized version will feature a cast of over 20 and new music by Albuquerque-based composer Casey Mraz.
Performances will take place tonight, October 17-19 at 8 pm and October 20 at 3 pm. Tickets are $18. After the October 19th performance the audience will be treated to a work-in-progress presentation of Magic Bullets, which will premiere in May 2013 at the Incubator Arts Project.
Nightmares situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed?
Initiating at the birth of the modern sublime-the summer of 1816, when literary heavyweights Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Jon Polidori convened on Lake Geneva to create their literary shapeshifters, namely Frankenstein's Monster and the Vampyr-the performance takes on the overwhelming anxiety of confronting nature and ourselves in the 21st century, an era that seemingly reaches for zeros.
Text by Adam R. Burnett, Artistic direction by Adam R. Burnett & Jud Knudsen, with scenic design by Nick Kostner, light design by Taylor Riccio, projection design by Geraldo Mercado, costumes/props by Theresa Buchheister/Adam R. Burnett, and original sound and music by C.S. Luxem and Casey Mraz. Featured performers include Caitlin Bebb, Brady Blevins, Theresa Buchheister, Dale Bucheister, Adam R. Burnett, Edward Freeman, Jean Goto, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Alex Haynes, Georgina Hernandez-Escobar, Donna Jewell, Michael Karp, Jud Knudsen, Erin Mallon, Monique Moses, Erin Phillips Mraz, and Mari Yamamoto.
BURAN THEATRE is a New York-based theatre collective creating new works that straddle the fissures genre and artistic production. Led by writer/producer Adam R. Burnett, performer/director Jud Knudsen and designer Nick Kostner, Buran is committed to collaborating with various mediums to create process-based performances. With NY as their base, the company regularly tours in the United States and abroad.