A Hunger Artist *
Sinking Ship Productions
January 10 - 16, 2018
Wed. Jan. 10th @ 7:30pm
Thu. Jan. 11th @ 7:30pm
Fri. Jan 12th @ 4pm
Fri. Jan 12th @ 10pm
Sat. Jan. 13th @ 1pm
Mon. Jan. 15th @ 7:30pm
Tue. Jan. 16th @ 1pm
$25 (pay-what-you-wish available through Jan. 1)
Sinking Ship's A HUNGER ARTIST returns to the Connelly Theater for seven performances only after acclaimed runs in New York, Edinburgh (Winner of the Lustrum Award for Excellence) and Baltimore.
"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop...?"
A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. Sinking Ship Productions' unique, visually-striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance.
Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive, darkly comic trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.
"Directed by Joshua William Gelb from an elegant script by Josh Luxenberg, this visually arresting 'Hunger Artist' leads with enchantment... [Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand." -The New York Times
"A bravura display of theatrical skill... the best, most complete work I've seen this year. If I had a sixth star, it would get one." -FringeGuru (Edinburgh)
* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant (2016)