Buran Theatre's THE HOUSE OF FITZCARRALDO to Return to The Brick Theater Next Month
Following their 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Award-nominated health care romp (Magic Bullets), Buran Theatre returns with a one-night benefit performance of their seminal and beloved 2010 performance work The House of Fitzcarraldo.
In 1979 director Werner Herzog and his megalomaniac best fiend, Klaus Kinski, pulled a 300-ton steamship over a mountain under its own steam. In this highly theatrical performance work, the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Herzog & Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing useless conquests. Pulling and culling from a myriad of source texts, including the films Fitzcarraldo and Burden of Dreams, Buran Theatre situates themselves between high and low culture: creating mayhem, shooting cap guns, prompting sing-a- longs, and integrating a folksy existentialism to explore our nature as beings who cannot help but desire our own dumb dreams.
Funds raised from this performance will support the May 2015 premiere of Buran Theatre's newest work, MAMMOTH: A De-Extinction Love Story.
The House of Fitzcarraldo written, directed and created by Buran Theatre, with music by Casey Mraz & CS Luxem. Featuring Caitlin Bebb, Henry Bial, Brady Blevins, Adam R. Burnett, Mindy Leanse, Michael McKim, Geraldo Mercado, Lara Thomas Ducey, Kate Schroeder, and Val Smith. Designed by Nicholas Kostner.
$35 for show only; $100 for dinner, open bar, and performance.