Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind Begins Performances Oct. 30 at Speakeasy Stage Company

By Carey Purcell
October 30, 2013

A new adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's 1993 play Make Up Your Mind begins performances at Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Company Oct. 30.



Adapted by playwright Nicky Silver, Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind officially opens Nov. 1 and continues performances through Nov. 30.

Directed by Cliff Fannin Baker, the cast includes Barlow Adamson, Ross Bickell, Tracy Goss and Richard Snee.

Nicky Silver, who penned The Lyons, Pterodactyls and Raised in Captivity, assembled the play from 11 different versions of the script written by Vonnegut before his passing in 2007.

Vonnegut is the author of the novels "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle" and "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater."

"Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind centers on Roland Stackhouse, a hapless visionary who thinks that humanity's greatest obstacle is indecisiveness," press notes state. "Stackhouse thinks he has the answer: Make Up Your Mind, Inc. But just as business takes off, romance rears its head, and Stackhouse finds himself in a world of wealthy coquettes, paid enforcers, blue movies, and confused clergy. It's a world only Kurt Vonnegut could imagine. Alternately hilarious and touching, Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind is really about more than sticking to decisions — it's about that rarest of all commodities, human connection."

The production features scenic design by Eric Levenson, costumes by Lisa Polito, lighting by Karen Perlow, sound by David Remedios and projections by Seághan McKay.

Tickets and more information are available by calling (617) 933-8600 or visiting SpeakEasyStage.com.