Made in USA | Showcase / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Made in USA | Showcase

Richard Maxwell

Made in USA


26-27 NOV 2016
20:00, 21:00 & 22:00
30 minutes
Age guidance: 18+
Theatre in a hotel room in downtown Athens. Performer and audience sign up to a new contract stating what theatre ultimately is.
Full price: 10 €
Reduced, Friends, Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
People with disabilities, Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 8 €
Combo 4 tickets for "The Record" performance: 5 € per ticket
Combo 1+1: 5 € per ticket for selected performances of "Made in USA" festival: "A Piece of Work", "Age & Beauty Part 1", "Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem", "Phone Homer", "Tell Me Love Is Real", "The Record"
An actor, quite naked, in a hotel room in downtown Athens. Beside him, just a breath away, us—the audience. With just his shadow for company, he talks to himself, playing a businessmen in a startlingly unfeigned way. He can close the most difficult deal, he says, but the simplest dilemmas in his personal life are beyond him.

The monologue, written and directed by the great Richard Maxwell, lasts just thirty minutes, but half an hour is enough to reveal what clinically accurate realism means in both acting and business management.

A core member of the New York City Players and a close associate of Maxwell for fifteen years, the outstanding Jim Fletcher (b.1963) takes on the dual role of the naked businessman and our guide to a new sense of theatricality.

In this non-theatrical space, the common ground of an anti-theatrical hotel room, verisimilitude seems to acquire a new logic as the familiar becomes absurd and performer and audience sign up to a new contract stating what theatre ultimately is.

credits

Direction: Richard Maxwell
Featuring: Jim Fletcher and Bob Feldman
Company Manager: Regina Vorria

New York City Players staff:
Artistic Director: Richard Maxwell
Producer: Regina Vorria
Office Manager: Louris van de Geer
Graphics: Michael Schmelling
Intern: Andrew Schlager
PARALLEL EVENTS

27 Nov 2016

11:00
Cost: 12 €

ADULTS

Masterclass by Richard Maxwell

sponsoring / partnerships

With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens

Supported by

Hospitality sponsor

Medical cover

RELEVANT EVENTS

24 - 25 Nov 2016

21:00 Main Stage
Full price: 10 €
Reduced, Friends, Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
People with disabilities, Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 8 €
Combo 4 tickets for "The Record" performance: 5 € per ticket
Combo 1+1: 5 € per ticket for selected performances of "Made in USA" festival: "A Piece of Work", "Age & Beauty Part 1", "Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem", "Phone Homer", "Tell Me Love Is Real", "The Record"

THEATRE

Made in USA | The Evening Richard Maxwell / New York City Players