JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH

posts by jslaff

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/06/2015
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Location
La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theater)

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Elia Schneider, formerly of Venezuela, is known for hauntingly visual productions which transcend language with strong imagery and a dreamlike fresco of movement and design. In “Judgment on a Gray Beach,” her newest work, themes of exile and totalitarianism are explored by a condemned man–he knows not for what–on a beach populated with ten sheepish antiheroes who agree to obey absurd laws and nonsensical orders. Will he escape or return for punishment?

Ms. Schneider’s theatrical productions mostly emerge from ideas derived from Kafka. “Judgment on a Gray Beach” springs from Ms. Schneider’s idea for a dream that might have preceded Joseph K’s awakening at the beginning of Kafka’s novel “The Trial.”