Strindberg rep presents “Occasionally Nothing” Dream Up Festival 2018
The short two-act play is set in the foreseeable future, when the world is nearing its end. An older man, a young man and a woman, all British expats, are sheltering from nearby bomb blasts in a bleak room. They cope by taunting each other with warped games of verbal wordplay and by blurring each other's realities while losing touch with their own. The older man is the uncle of the younger man, who is a punk rocker. The woman, wife of the older man, is a former Rockette of Sephardic Jewish heritage. The trio's ordeal is meant to offer a bleak glimpse at life in the wake of a dystopian presidency, where wars will abound, words will have lost their meaning and people will have lost their way. Written by Natalie Menna, Ivette Dumeng directs.
Cast: Sean Hoagland (younger man), Maiken Wiese (wife), Brad Fryman (older man)
Lighting design is by Gilbert "Lucky" Pearto. Costume design is by Janet Mervin. Sound design is by Andy Evan Cohen.
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue
New York , New York 10003
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Photos provided by Katie Leffen, Jonathan Slaff, Al Foote III, Jingxi Zhang, and Adele Bossard.