About the Play

Imagine sitting in a theatre without seeing anything. It’s pitch black, and someone strokes your arm. A “cause celebre” in a number of European theatres, the Odyssey brings a unique experiment to its own stages. Theatre, all in the dark! Anticipate the ever present potential of the unexpected. What can happen during an evening theatre experience in complete darkness with audience intimately confronted by actors, constantly changing spatial and sound perspectives, utilizing voice, music and sound? A wonderful “tickle” of the audience’s capacity for imagination and fantasy in a two-evening festival.

 Darkness! Audience in the dark! Actors in the dark! No light! DARK and MORE DARK, a two-evening audacious festival, THEATRE IN THE DARK opens mid-October 2012.

 

 PLEASE BE ADVISED: THE PLAY RUNS 90 MINUTES IN COMPLETE DARKNESS.

Starring:
Alan Abelew

Jack Axelrod
Marcia Battise
Denise Blasor
Ron Bottitta
Sheelagh Cullen
Jean Gilpin
Beth Hogan
Kristina Lloyd
Anna Nicholas
Cary Thompson
Terry Woodberry

Directors:
Jeremy Aluma
Michael Arabian
Denise Blasor
David Bridel
Matthew McCray
Susan Heldfond
Ron Sossi
Vesna Hocevar
 Joe Desoto 

Writers:
Sheila Callaghan
Ernest Kearney
Lynn Manning
Anna Nicholas
Ron Sossi
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Dorothy Fortenberry
Will Hackner
Edgar Allen Poe
Danny Robins
Dan Tetsell
William Shakespeare
Matei Viesnec 

Produced by Ron Sossi and Sally Essex-Lopresti
Dramaturg: Sally Essex-Lopresti
Sound Design by John Zalewski
Set Design by Simon Schabert
Lighting Design by Kathi O’Donohue
Prop Design by Katherine S.Hunt
Stage Manager Josie Griffin-Roosth