“The JAPANESE WOMAN WITH A MYSTERIOUS PAST pours some sake for the INSPECTOR, and he drinks…”
Join The Actors Reparatory Company for the third and final instalment of the 2012/2013 Theatre Foreplay Reading Series as they present Playing the Victim by the Presnyakov Brothers.
This mad, dark and very funny Russian ensemble piece follows Valya, a 30-something do-nothing university drop-out who goes to the police seeking a very peculiar job. In a sidelong effort to confront his own death anxiety, he asks to play the victim in police reconstructions of murder scenes. In this absurdist comedy, Russian theatre luminaries Oleg & Vladimir Presnyakov examine the violence and brutality of contemporary life through a veil of cool, sardonic wit – and the blackest humour.
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear a staged reading of this post-soviet gem – never before produced in Canada. And don’t forget about ARC’s production of BEA by Mick Gordon (UK) and directed by Aleksander Lukac coming this May!
PLAYING THE VICTIM by the Presnyakov Brothers (RUSSIA)
Directed by Soheil Parsa
Performed by ???
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
The Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51 Winchester Street)
Admission is PWYC