Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, "Man In A Case" is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities.
Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews with the cast, "Man In A Case" creates a bridge between our time and that of these 19th-century, anti-love stories.
Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style - fusing theater, dance, music and video - to this newly distinctive work featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov.
April 24-May 10
2pm and 7:30pm
Box Office: 310-434-3200
About the sponsor:
Under the leadership of Director Dale Franzen and Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman, The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center opened its doors in Santa Monica in October 2008.
Inspired by Italian "horseshoe" theaters, yet conceived in an absolutely contemporary vernacular, The Broad Stage seeks to be an artist’s dream and an audience’s delight- sublimely intimate with 499-seats and strikingly grand at the same time – allowing eye contact with artists from the boxes to the back row –forging a new kind of artist and audience experience in Los Angeles. Theater shows, dance, film, operas, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras will be presented on one of the city’s largest proscenium stages.