“Jahnke directs with elegance and insight. He provides a luscious sightscape and coaxes excellent work from his actors.” – Village Voice
The world premiere of a trenchant play by legendary Susan Sontag is brought to life in a visionary staging by John Jahnke, founder of The Hotel Savant and former member of Reza Abdoh’s Dar a Luz. In this poetic yet gritty deconstruction of the opera, Wagner’s innocent knight is instead an Uzi-toting soldier seeking arbitrary sex and violence. Jahnke crafts a phantasmagoric epic in which to pit the individual against the system and pose Sontag’s unflinching questions of consequence, accountability and blame.
Featuring Black Eyed Susan, Gardiner Comfort and Okwui Okpokwasili
Approximate running time: 1 hour 5 minutes
February 23-March 5, 2006
Opens Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Discovery Feb 26
No late seating