THEATREdART presents: A Clockwork Orange
By Anthony Burgess, directed by Michael Lee
From March 7th through 22nd, THEATREdART is proud to present our new production of the 1962 Anthony Burgess classic, A Clockwork Orange, with a fresh promenade style staging at the Subterranean Nightclub. This production is directed by THEATREdART artistic member Michael Lee, starring Christian O'Shaughnessy in the iconic role of Alex and an all-star ensemble featuring Dylan Mosley, Ashley Crockett, Dastan Harrison, Sallie Walker, Micah Spiers and more.
Playing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30pm at the Subterranean Nightclub, 128 ½ E. Kiowa St.
In adapting his own work for the stage, Burgess cuts to the core of "A Clockwork Orange"--fear, power, morality, free will and the harsh dichotomy of right and wrong. In a not-so-distant future, Alex takes the audience on his journey of extreme violence and brutality, prison, reform through scientific over-conditioning, and a return to the modern world where he must pay for his past decisions. This version also includes the narrative of Burgess' infamous 21st chapter, omitted from the film and initial printings of the book. An explosion of youth disaffection and promenade staging in the Subterranean (reminiscent of TdA's "Reservoir Dogs" and "Paradise Lost"), this production is a far cry from the familiar Kubrickian imagery.
"It is a strange future, though not too hard to imagine, a confluence of Cold War powers, youth culture uninhibited, an all-consuming state and an apathetic populace... I want to stray from Kubrick's iconography and re-contextualize this story for a post-cyberpunk, post-Grand Theft Auto, post-9/11 world." – Director, Michael Lee.
Tickets for this production are available at www.clockworkorange.eventbrite.com
- General Admission $15
- Student Pricing $5
- Our opening Sunday performance, March 9th, is entirely pay-what-you-can.
Limited admission available. Tickets are paid for at the door. Group rates are available. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted.
A Clockwork Orange is for mature audiences and contains adult themes, strong language, drug use and excessive violence.