LIGA, 50% reward & 50% punishment
Kassys (The Netherlands)
The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Photo credit: Klaas Paradies
“Nobody can deny the hilarious performances perfectly timed, captivating and immediate from the cast.” -Volkskrant, November 2006
LIGA starts with the end. On a video we see how the highs and lows of the just-completed performance are re-lived as the actors enthusiastically congratulate and console each other. A live "flashback" follows as the actors begin to perform their play. We observe five characters. Young and easily influenced, the human need to conform makes them susceptible to manipulation. With rapid speed they learn how to please and how "to pretend." Meanwhile, the audience is left wondering just what kind of performance these characters are learning to give. Kassys is a theater initiative of Liesbeth Gritter and Metter van der Sijs, founded in 1999 and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. UTR welcomes back the company who brought us Kommer in 2006.
Performed in English. Running time: 70 minutes.
Seating is general admission for all UTR shows at The Public. Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis. Service fees apply for phone and online orders. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of house management, so arrive early.
|Wednesday, January 7||8:00pm|
|Thursday, January 8||1:00pm & 8:00pm|
|Saturday, January 10||7:00pm|
|Sunday, January 11||7:00pm|
|Tuesday, January 13||7:00pm|
|Friday, January 16||7:00pm|
|Saturday, January 17||9:30pm|
|Sunday, January 18||7:00pm|
POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: Tuesday, January 13 at 8:30pm (after 7:00pm show).
Supported by the Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York and Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten.