The Last Cyclist
The Last Cyclist is a play written and rehearsed in the Terezín Concentration Camp but never performed. It was feared that its bitter satire of the treatment of the Jews by the Nazis would bring reprisals down on the inmates. The play was thought to be lost but has been pieced together and adapted by Naomi Patz and is a valuable contribution to Holocaust literature.
Our production is scheduled to run August 17 - September 1 (previews start August 15) at the National Pastime Theater (941 W. Lawrence Ave. - Chicago).
Satie et Cocteau - Staged Reading
Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau were both giants in the world of art and music and the relationship between these two brilliant, eccentric men, sometime collaborators, sometime rivals, marks the basis of this United States premiere. Mixing both high and low art, which was Cocteau's wish, this play includes elements of meta-theatricality and a little surrealistic magic.
Set in a deserted theatre in 1939 New York, Cocteau attempts to direct an actor in a play about Satie based on Cocteau's memories of him. We see the actor as himself or is it the actor as Satie or perhaps Satie himself
The reading is scheduled for July 22 at 7:30pm. Further information to be announced. The reading is free but donations are gladly accepted and will help fund this and future readings of this nature.
Athena's Wisdom - An International Festival
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