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Collective Productions Presents
The Possibilities
Thursday, September 27, 2007 through Saturday, October 13, 2007

FINAL WEEK!

Length: 1 hr 45 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE!

"The Possibilities reminds us of the uncompromised possibilities of theater itself...remarkable evening of playlets...ably directed by Albert Aeed...Angus Hepburn gives a wonderful performance as the deranged bookseller."

-- New York Observer

"Full of mythical lure and brilliant physical acting... Challenging and entertaining... Director Albert Aeed gives each story its own center and gravity, and threads them with consistent tension. The transitions between shorts are artfully choreographed."

-- nytheatre.com

"It’s with a huge sigh of relief that one watches a Howard Barker play—not because the notoriously prickly author coddles his audience, but because the writing is so spectacularly top-notch. The Brit bullyboy, always boasting about gobsmacking bourgeois complacency, actually turns out beautifully made work. As fast as he rejects our pleas for entertainment, he satisfies them time after time."

-- TimeOut New York

"The greatest living playwright you've never heard of."

-- The Boston Globe


In The Possibilities, ten thematically linked vignettes highlight, with darkly vibrant humor, the cyclical nature of the East/West cultural clash. This intricate puzzle box of a play explores themes of violence and war and the layers of truth, betrayal and danger in our lives. Although it was first performed at The Almeida Theatre in London in 1988, The Possibilities eerily resonates with current events at home and abroad.


"When I came to the theatre I found it a difficult and hostile place.
For all its socialist rhetoric it was and remains narcissistic and snobbish.
Perhaps it always was.
Perhaps it is a condition of its artistic form, after all,
for all its pretensions to telling the truth that is precisely what it doesn't do,
which is why I am drawn to it."

-- Howard Barker
 


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.