After welcoming Argentine playwright Jorge Goldenberg to town back in November 1999 in preparation for staging his work KNEPP, NYC's Lark Theatre will give a BareBones production of the drama Sept. 21-25 in the Lark's studio theatre. Steven Willford directs. KNEPP looks at one woman's struggle through one of the darkest moments in Argentina's history, when the "dirty war" took 30,000 men and women from their homes and left the families of the "disappeared" scarred. Known as a screenwriter for the films "Eversmile New Jersey," "La Frontera" and "De Iso No Se Habla," he adapted Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Ibsen's Pillars of Society for the Argentine stage, as well as penning his own Krinsky and Fifty Fifty.
Goldenberg wrote the play while hiding underground in Argentina and finished it while an exile in Venezuela. After the war ended in 1982, the play was produced in Argentina, traveling on to Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Judith Leverone translated the work into English.
Thom Christopher ("One Life to Live"), Meg Gibson, Lois Markle (The Grapes of Wrath), Robert Montano (On the Town) and Jeff Swarthout star.
Tickets are $15. The Lark Studio is located at 939 Eighth Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. For tickets and information, call The Lark at (212) 246-2676. The Lark is on the web at http://www.larktheatre.org.
BareBones productions are fully staged with suggestions of set, lighting, costumes and music. Last season, the Lark presented BareBones productions of Ian Cohen's God's Creatures, the Craig Safan-Kirby Tepper musical, Lola: The True Story of Lola Montez, Hilly Hicks, Jr.'s A Hole in the Dark and bender/gender/straight & neutered.
-- By Christine Ehren