Six Characters in Search of an Author (Paperback)
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How far would you go to tell your story? For a family of six, abandoned by their author, the answer is found in Luigi Pirandello's meta-theatrical treatise on reality, fiction, and the process of storytelling. In the midst of rehearsal, the director and cast of a new play are dragged into the lives of six characters with a mysterious demand: they need someone to finish their story. As the unfinished story begins to take shape, the cast and crew are left to wonder what is fiction? What is truth; and where the line between the two really lies?This new and exciting version of Pirandello's classic from playwright Niclas Olson is an intimate and fast paced evening at the theater. (4M, 5W, 2 M or F)
About the Author
Niclas Olson's adaptations of Shakespeare's HAMLET, ROMEO AND JULIET, Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, August Strindberg's MISS JULIE, Luigi Pirandello's SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS and A DOLL'S HOUSE were commissioned and performed by New Muses Theatre Company. His original plays LAST WALTZ ON A MIDNIGHT VIOLIN and DIRTY LAUNDRY have been staged at Pacific Lutheran University. He studied playwriting in London and received his degree in theatre from Pacific Lutheran University. Luigi Pirandello was an Italian novelist, playwright and poet. His major plays include RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE); HENRY IV; THE RULES OF THE GAME; TONIGHT WE IMPROVISE; and THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and is considered one of the forerunners of the absurdist theatre movement.