Last Chance: Witkiewicz's Madman Gets Locked Up in Los Angeles, May 16

News   Last Chance: Witkiewicz's Madman Gets Locked Up in Los Angeles, May 16
 
After a critically praised extended run, Los Angeles' Buffalo Night Theatre Group will close their production of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's The Madman and the Nun at The Powerhouse Theatre, May 16.

After a critically praised extended run, Los Angeles' Buffalo Night Theatre Group will close their production of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's The Madman and the Nun at The Powerhouse Theatre, May 16.

The Madman and the Nun, or There is Nothing Bad Which Could Not Turn Into Something Worse, a hallucinogenic tale about a decadent poet sent to an asylum for rehabilitation under the care of a seemingly sympathetic nun, was written in 1927 by Polish artist Witkiewicz. While advancing his own theories of drama, fiction, aesthetics, philosophy and paintings - his own physical boundaries where routinely tested by various drug addictions. Witkiewicz committed suicide shortly after the outbreak of war in September 1939.

Ron Campbell directed the Buffalo Nights Theatre Company's new adaptation of the pre-absurdist play, complete with original music and innovative ensemble work.

Campbell, a founding member of Los Angeles' Actors Gang Theater, recently performed in the Gang's Mummified Monkey and completed a tour of his one man show, The Thousandth Night which toured the world with Stephen Berkoff's theater festival.

For tickets or more information, call (310) 289-2999. -- By Sean McGrath

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