"YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance." - World Can't Wait's Call
Come to a special performance of
A special talk-back with the actor Chris Domig will follow the performance immediately after the show.
8:00 pm April 9th at "Under Saint Marks" Theater
94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)
A powerful, mesmerizing play about racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human soul.
Dirt is a 75 minute monologue. Sad is its narrator. A desperately alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, Sad lives on the fringes of Western society. He confronts xenophobia, latent racism, and ethnocentrism as he peddles roses to eke out an existence. Issues of identity, anti-foreign sentiment, and self-worth are brought hauntingly to life through the character's disturbing pychological self-portrait.
Sad's gripping, heart-wrenching monologue by Austrian novelist and playwright Robert Schneider is as highly relevant today in New York City in 2008 as it was in Vienna where it was published over 15 years ago.
Performed in German, Dirt was the most performed solo show in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the mid 90's and the leading European theater magazine Theater Heute awarded Robert Schneider Best New Playwright Of The Year.
Originally Dirt is currently having its U.S. premiere and Austrian/American actor Christopher Domig was awarded the Outstanding Actor Award for his performance while critics rave:
"See this show!!!" - NYTheatre
"Riveting" - Time Out
"Stunning" - Back Stage (Critic's Pick)
"I start with the premise that the war was important. Even necessary. When one compares the pictures of the great American cities with the pictures of our cities. The pictures of the beautiful people with pale skin. Then the war has meaning. That's the premise I start with." - Dirt excerpt
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
TO BUY TICKETS:
Regular Tickets ($30 each)*
Student Tickets ($20 each)*
(*prices for this show are slightly elevated from normal show prices because this is a fundraising
performance for World Can't Wait, also featuring a talk-back with the actor.)
Length: 1 hr 15 mins / Intermission: None For more information on this play go to: http://www.dirt-nyc.com
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