Nov 7th, 2008 - Dec 14th, 2008.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 4:00pm.
TICKETS: $20 for reservations, $25 @ door.
Discounts available for students, groups and seniors.
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The Gangbusters Theatre Company, recently nominated for an Ovation Award for its ensemble of TRACERS, and twice nominated by the L.A. Weekly Awards for its outstanding ensemble work, is back in Burbank for their last show of their seventh season. The final production is WOYZECK by Georg Buchner.
The play we know today as WOYZECK began as a drawerful of fragments left by a brilliant 22-year-old playwright who died of typhus in 1836. A handful of hallucinatory scenes sketch the tale of a man, conditionally programmed by medical science, who commits a terrible crime. The real-life source had been the O.J. Simpson case of the 1820s: a sensational jealously-murder that sparked debate about the treatment of the insane. Bchner's unfinished script lay dormant until it was published in 1879 and finally produced in 1913 (Alban Berg composed the well-known operatic version --Wozzeck -- in 1925). Today Woyzeck is recognized as a modernist classic, posing an intriguing challenge for every director who approaches it. Each production must interpret and arrange the pieces according to its own vision.
This new translation by Director Bob McDonald, is crafted in order to remain accessible to 21st Century audiences. The time and place of his WOYZECK is pointedly obscured, so that present-day audiences wont feel distanced from a period piece with period costumes, etc...
...audiences will find Buchners play still very relevant, because many of his targets are still with us.
The cast includes: Gangbusters ensemble members Christian Levatino, Matthew Heron and Sierra Fisk. The cast also includes Pilar Alvarez, Jacque Lynn Colton, Teddy Garces, Michael Laurie, Allen Andrews, Robert Mollohan, Ashley Woods, Steven Gergely, Henry Hereford and Brighid Fleming.
Director: Bob McDonald.
Assistant director: Kaitlyn Samuel.
Production stage manager: Robert Hughes.
Associate producers: Tamara Davis and Matthew Heron.
Sound design: Adam Phalen.
Costume design: Katharine Tarkulich.
Lighting design: Areta Mackelvie.
Production design: James Coyne, Matt Groller and Teo Guardino.
The Little Victory Theatre
3324 W. Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
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|Wheelchair Accessible: No|