"A Thought About Raya" at The Red Room from 25 Mar 2004
Wed 4 Feb 2004 "A Thought About Raya" at The Red Room from 25 Mar 2004 A Thought About Raya, written and performed by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen , from the writings of Daniil Kharms, will be at The Red Room, 85 E. 4th Street (Off Broadway), from 25 Mar to 19 Apr 2004 Produced by Chris Mancini, it is directed by Oliver Butler, with costumes by Sydney Maresca. A Thought About Raya, brings to the New York stage the violent and darkly comedic spirit of the texts of Leningrad artist Daniil Kharms whose idiosyncratic visions and nonlinear theatrical performances led to his arrest, imprisonment, and eventual death during Stalin's purges. In a series of colliding scenes plucked from the mind of Kharms himself, vibrant images and absurd turns frame this story that is part fable, part dance, and part experience. The complex themes of love, sex, violence, and death pepper this simple story of the search for a voice in the midst of chaos.
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