Axis Theatre, the Off-Broadway company with a penchant for technology- driven productions, will take on Buchner's modernist classic Woyzeck as their next project. The play began previews Feb. 10, opens Feb. 18 and runs through April 1. Axis presented a lauded staging of Beckett's Play last season, in which the troupe experimented with sets, video and soundscapes. Woyzeck also features the company's blend of high-tech gizmos and live performances. Woyzeck, written decades before the advent of realism and naturalism, tells the sketchy, nightmarish story of an abused Slavic soldier's descent into madness and murder.
Randy Sharp will direct Robert Ierardi, Laurie Kilmartin, Sue Ann Molinell, John Murphy, Joe Menino, Jim Sterling and Brian Barnhardt. Axis' compact version will run a mere 50 minutes.
Tickets are $10. Axis is located at One Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village. For information, call (212) 807-9300.
--By Robert Simonson