The Invention of Tragedy

Opened: September 7, 2019
Closing: October 14, 2019

The Invention of Tragedy - 2019 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Flea Theater
41 White Street New York, NY 10013

A chorus of students, all alike and all unalike, are trying like the devil to tell a simple story--perhaps the story about the tragedy of the Sandwich Man, with sandwich boards upon which nothing is written, and hence, say nothing. Wellman's examination of the post-9/11 world and America’s general and genial acceptance of the Iraq war.

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The Invention of Tragedy - 2019 - Off-Broadway Cast

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The Invention of Tragedy has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.



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