The following are excerpts from the Director, Sam Roos’s, email proposal to the Mental Notion Society. These are short explanations to how the Russian Play was conceived. As follows:
“I’ve designed what’s basically an improv form, a structure and a couple of specific techniques, to help create a new play in this style on the fly. The form is 5 acts.”
The culmination of these acts became what is now deemed as – THE RUSSIAN PLAY.
“The Russian Play: an improvised black comedy” is a new project that is best described as an improvised one act play. The show takes place in the mid-21st century USSR, and it tells the story of a comrade trying to make their way in a dark, cruel reality, the details of which change every week. The cast takes a suggestion of a profession, and proceeds to tell a twisted tale of the rise and fall of an everyday hero of the USSR. It’s a completely improvised and unscripted romp with a consistent message: life is hard, people are cruel, death comes for us all, and if you think about it, it’s all pretty hilarious.
“The Russian Play: an improvised black comedy” features Timmy Barron, Eric Harrington, Matt Higbee, Pat Ivansek, Stephanie Jones, Anthony Oberbeck, Jeff Quintana, Amy Thompson, and Stephanie Weber. Music Direction by Geno Alesandrini. Directed and Conceived by Sam Roos. Produced by the Mental Notion Society.
WHERE: Studio BE – 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
WHEN: Mondays, May 27th – June 17th, 2013 at 10pm
DISCOUNT: To get the discount code, follow the Mental Notion Society Facebook page [facebook.com/mentalnotionsociety] ; and as performance dates get closer, the code will be shared for all! The code can ONLY BE USED TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE – the Studio BE website = http://www.studio-be.org
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