Molotov to Present NORMAL, 3/6-30
Following the critical success of "Extremities" this past October, the horror and suspense theatre company Molotov Theatre Group is bringing "Normal" by Anthony Neilson to the DC stage in March. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, March 6-March 30 at 7:30 PM at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Tickets are $25 ($40 for a reduced price pass for the remainder of the Molotov season), and are available through the Molotov web site at http://www.molotovtheatre.org. Press night is Saturday, March 8.
Directed by Jay D. Brock of Catholic University, with sound design by Gregg Martin and lighting design by Pete Vargo, "Normal" features Elizabeth Darby, Brian McDermott and Alex Zavistovich. The play, by one of the leading lights of England's "In Yer Face" movement, is a controversial, unflinching and morbidly funny look into the mind of Peter Kurten, the notorious Dusseldorf Ripper, on trial for multiple macabre murders. Kurten's story was the basis for the Fritz Lang movie "M," and the play itself was adapted into the 2009 film "Angels Gone," released in the Czech Republic.
"We were grateful for the audience and critical reaction to the first production of our new season, 'Extremities,' and 'Normal' is the perfect follow-up to that success," said Molotov's Michael Wright. "This is a vaudevillian nightmare fever dream of a play, and we're glad to have the well-respected local director Jay D. Brock shape his vision of it for Molotov."
A WARNING FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS: "Normal" includes adult themes and situations, and prolonged scenes of stylized violence. May not be suitable for those under 13.