Photo Flash: BEDBUG Has Awakened at Medicine Show Theatre

One of New York oldest experimental theaters, Medicine Show Theatre, continues its exploration of Russian theater with an engrossing production of Vladimir Mayakovsky's 1929 play, The Bedbug. Ashley Wren Collins directs this production. Collins received her MFA from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theatre School IATT at Harvard. This Twilight Zonian style tale tells the story of a Russian worker awakening after 50 years in cryogenic sleep to a not so vaguely communist future, where passion, vice, and even love is ancient history.

Nine actors play 90 roles and features Dmitri Shostakovich's original score, once thought lost until unearthed from the Soviet state files in the 1990s.

The Bedbug stars Alena Acker, Ashley Asiarae, Michael Bradley, Daniel Robert Burns, Brady Cudmore, Natalia M. Cuevas, Sofie Koloc, Erica Lance, and Perri Yaniv.

Previews began April 6; opening night is April 12; all performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pmthrough May 6. Visit bedbug.brownpapertickets.com for tickets. Medicine Show Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC.

Photos by Al Foote III

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Photo Flash: BEDBUG Has Awakened at Medicine Show Theatre
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Photo Flash: BEDBUG Has Awakened at Medicine Show Theatre
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