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Tue, 06/13/2017

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

New, Authorized English Translation by Andrew Wood

English language translation by Andrew Wood, supported by the Goethe-Institut

The play will be read by Andrew Wood, founder of Uranium Madhouse A Theater Cabal and the Andrew Wood Acting Studio, Lauren Palazzolo, and Cambrian Thomas-Adams.
On a subway line that spans an unnamed metropolis, a fiery malcontent with an array of axes to grind treats his fellow passengers to lengthy harangues.  He calls out the passengers on what he perceives be their postures, pretensions, and attempts to deceive themselves and others. He brings substantial wit and eloquence to his jeremiads.  Each subway stop brings a new influx of passengers and new grist for the mill. 
Eventually, though, a passenger boards the train who seems ready to give the subway agitator a taste of his own medicine.  The award-winning playwright and novelist Peter Handke’s play takes us on a ride through an underground of unmet expectations and summary judgments, and confronts us with costs of the grievances that we harbor. 
© Marko Lipuš © Marko Lipuš Peter Handke was born on December 6. 1942 in Griffen (Carinthia) Austria. In 1966, his first novel The Hornets (was published by the Suhrkamp Verlag. A little later that same year, his play Offending the Audience was premiered at the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt in a production directed by Claus Peymann. In the following decades, Handke wrote more than 70 narrative and prose works, as well as nearly two dozen plays. Apart from his work as a writer of fiction and drama, Handke is a translator of Classical Greek works (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides), and French and American authors (René Char, Francis Ponge, Walker Percy).  Handke is the recipient of numerous international awards for his work.

 © Andrew Wood © Andrew Wood Andrew Wood is a graduate of the MFA Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, and he has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in literature.  In 2004, he founded his acting studio in San Francisco, and expanded it to Los Angeles in 2008. His students have appeared on acclaimed shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Homeland, The Office, Westworld, The Man in the High Castle, Animal Kingdom, Training Day, 13 Reasons Why and Chasing Life, among others. He is the Artistic Director of Uranium Madhouse, a Los Angeles-based theater company which he founded in 2011. He has produced and directed four productions for Uranium Madhouse, including a production of his new, authorized translation of Bertolt Brecht’s A Man’s A Man, which was co-sponsored by the International Brecht Society and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. 

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