Video Promo: THE AUDIENCE/EL PÚBLICO by Elizabeth Doss from Federico García Lorca, at Austin Playhouse July 16 - August 11, 2018
(video promo by Blue Film Works)
paper chairs excitedly announces The Audience,
a bold new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s El Público,
re-imagined by Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss.
paper chairs’ production of The Audience infuses Lorca’s unfinished play with pertinent details from his life and murder, depicting the military coup in Spain in 1936 in which Lorca was captured and assassinated in his hometown Granada. It draws on the Fascist take-down of a burgeoning republic that led to the poet/playwright’s death. This context illuminates the urgency and significance of Lorca’s most abstract and free-form play.
The Audience depicts a dangerous world where personal freedoms and self-expression can get you killed. It borrows facts from Lorca’s life, his artistic journey from the celebrated dramatist and theatre director of a proud nation to a bold and fearless artist determined to uproot tradition and reclaim the theatrical form. But Lorca’s intentions collide with the rise of a repressive regime who takes him prisoner. paper chairs’ adaptation of El Público runs with his themes of repressed sexuality and philosophical conundrums while offering the audience a human portrait of an iconic figure whose story speaks volumes to our present political climate.
Interview with playwright Elizabeth Doss, SightlinesMag.com, July 20, 2018
Interview with playwright Elizabeth Doss, by Dr. David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre, July 21, 2018
The Audience/El Público
by Federico García Lorca adapted by Elizabeth Doss
July 26 - August 11, 2018
July 26th- August 11th, 2018
Thursdays- Saturdays at 8 pm
at Austin Playhouse, 6001 Airport Blvd. Austin, Texas 78752
Tickets: $15-$35 sliding scale, All General Admission
Tickets available on-line via buyplaytix (click HERE)