by Arthur Kopit
Dark Comedy? Tragedy? Absurd? Horror?
Think you know this play? Think again….
Arthur Kopit’s CHAMBER MUSIC…..Like not seen before!
Director John DeSotelle once again brings to the stage a remarkable and unexpected theatrical piece within the intimate, close-up theater setting of The NuBox venue in Hell’s Kitchen. Armed with powerful performances and an outstanding set and light design from award winning scenic designer, Matthew Imhoff, this professional Equity Showcase production of Chamber Music promises to be a provocative and entertaining experience.
IT’S CAPTIVATING. IT’S DISTURBING. IT’S FUN – UNTIL IT’S NOT!
SEPTEMBER 17 – 26, 2021
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Set in the women’s ward of an insane asylum, 1938, Chamber Music explores transgressive themes of entrapment, rebellion and identity. The story revolves around a meeting of eight women to discuss what to do about a perceived threat of attack they fear is mounting from the men’s ward. The women are (or at least believe themselves to be) eight famous figures from history: Gertrude Stein, Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Queen Isabella I, Osa Johnson, Pearl White, Constanze Mozart, and Amelia Earhart. Come and join us up the attic stairs of the asylum for an urgent member meeting…… Are you ready to meet the Committee?
HOW IT STARTED:
Initiated during COVID quarantine, John DeSotelle along with an inspired team of actors starved for an artistic outlet and the need to connect and create, chose a play not often performed yet teaming with a collection of distinctive roles. After months of exploration, research and the re-imagining of the script and its characters the project gradually evolved into a professional main stage production of CHAMBER MUSIC…..Like you’ve not seen before!
*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
CHAMBER MUSIC is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, New York. This is an Equity Approved Showcase.
PLEASE NOTE: This show is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18 due to occasional depictions of difficult and disturbing mental health issues among the patients as well as their treatment.
For the safety of all parties and in order to welcome audiences back to the theater, we will be following protocols as mandated by the recent KEY TO NYC as well as safeguards adopted by The Broadway League.
People attending our performances must show a photo ID and proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those who are unvaccinated due to a disability or religious belief. we will need proof of a recent negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or a negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance. All guests must also wear a face covering at all times except when actively eating or drinking.
Guests who do not comply with these protocols will be denied entry or asked to leave the Theater and Studio facility.
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