Mabou Mines
Workshop Reading: The Glass Menagerie

Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Sheafer Lab Theater


The “most incendiary” experimental theater company of the past half-century (NY Times), Mabou Mines is an institution of the American avant-garde; for 40 years they’ve staged brave new plays and taken “startlingly original” slants on classic texts (Theatre Journal). Their perpetual revolution continues in a two-week residency at Duke, when the innovators prepare a new, dream-vision take on Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, under the direction of the “wizard-director” Breuer (NY Times). Their creative process culminates in this dress-rehearsed, staged reading of Williams’ heartbreaking masterpiece, done workshop-style with scripts in hand. We play witnesses, as the country’s most celebrated ensemble peers at an American classic through the looking glass.

 

“[I]f you’ve been lucky enough to see the work of Lee Breuer over the years…you know that he’s a wizard-director, an alchemist who blends ideas, genres, styles, texts, and technologies to make new kinds of theater”
New York Times

Presented in association with Duke University’s Theater Studies Department.
Mabou Mines’ residency at Duke is funded, in part, with a visiting artist grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University.

 

MABOU MINES RESIDENCY AT DUKE
Monday, February 14-Sunday, February 27, 2011

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Class Visit with Maude Mitchell
The Laramie Project
Sheafer Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 8 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Lee Breuer: In Conversation
On Tennessee Williams & The Glass Menagerie
Sheafer Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 12 pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Lee Breuer: In Conversation
On American Avant-Garde Theater
with Professor Jody McAuliffe
Manbites Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham, 6 pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Screening of Dollhouse
Sheafer Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Open Rehearsal: The Glass Menagerie
Lee Breuer & Mabou Mines
Sheafer Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 5 pm
Please check dP’s blog, The Thread, for coverage of residency events.

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