The Wooster Group brings its latest "work-in progress" to New York, House/Lights, Jan. 29-Feb. 15.
House/Lights has been touring extensively hitting major cities in the US and throughout Europe, stops have included Chicago, Minneapolis, and Copenhagen. The last time New York saw The Group was this past Spring, when their production of The Hairy Ape at the Selwyn Theatre.
House/Lights is Wooster's adaptation of Gertrude Stein's avant garde classic, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights.
The Wooster Group consists of Jim Clayburgh, Willem Defoe, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth LeCompte, Peyton Smith and Kate Valk. The Group has received numerous awards, including National Endowment, State Arts Council, and the City Department of Cultural Affairs grants. In 1991, the Group was awarded an OBIE, recognizing 15 years of sustained excellence. That same year, director Elizabeth LeCompte received an NEA Distinguished Artists Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in American Theatre. In 1995, LeCompte received the MacArthur "genius" grant for her work with The Wooster Group.
House/Lights will be playing at Wooster's usual home of The Performing Garage, Jan 29-Feb 15. Tickets cost $20, reservations can be made by calling (212) 966-3651. -- By Sean McGrath