The New Theatre Project presents haunting 'Woyzeck'
Photo by Keith Paul Medelis
Audience members will travel through this immersive production, running Oct. 18-Nov. 4. The play, remaining incomplete after the playwright Georg Buchner’s early death in 1837, has no ending and only fragmented scenes. TNTP has restored the play with its own version of Buchner’s creation that allows the audience to choose how best to complete this mysterious and enticing piece. In the play, Woyzeck hears voices that torment and pursue him through the strange, dark night. A sinister master of ceremonies is the audience's guide to an underworld seething with hidden menaces, jealousy, desire, and violence. Follow the voices below, one moment at a time, enveloped by the tale of Woyzeck, his mistress Marie, and the dangerous love triangle as you move through The New Theatre Project’s adaptation of the play -Â an interactive haunted house created in collaboration with Brendalinda Performance Collective and Threefold Productions. The adaptation is written by TNTP ensemble member Audra Lord ("Fugue"). The cast features Steve “Xander” Carson, Colleen Cartwright, Alastar Demetrie, Marisa Dluge, Mark Drum, Karilu Forshee, Linda Rabin Hammell, and Emily Roll (TNTP ensemble member) under the direction of Brendalinda Creative Director Brian Carbine and featuring designs by TNTP Artistic Director Keith Paul Medelis ("Fugue," "The American Crowbar Case," "Posing"). Original score is composed by Kevin McKay. Further details are available online at www.thenewtheatreproject.org. Performances are scheduled twice a night, Thursday-Saturday, with 10 audience members admitted at 8 p.m. and 10 admitted at 9:30 p.m. There will also be two showings on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31 (also at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) featuring special surprises. All performances take place at the Mix Studio, 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. Ticket prices are $15, $10 for students and industry. Tickets are available for purchase online via BrownPaperTickets.com. TNTP no longer uses its old box office phone number, but the Mix can be reached at 734-961-8704.