Tickets are $10 and available for purchase starting July 5 at Sweetness_7 Cafe on Grant Street, Anatomy in the Lafayette Hotel or by emailing the director at email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Torn Space Theater is excited to present the expressionistic and obscure Russian play, He Who Gets Slapped as part of the 2012 Buffalo Infringement Festival.
He Who Gets Slapped will be in residence for the festival at The Foundry, a warehouse at 298 Northampton Street, formerly Buffalo ReUse and currently transitioning to artisan workspaces.
He Who Gets Slapped is Andreyev's best-known play. It tells the story of a famous writer who takes a job as a circus clown in order to escape his past. In this carnival of human outcasts, Andreyev fashions a meaningful portrait of an intellectual's struggle to exist in a world ruled by fate, chance, and the almighty dollar. This production will feature a bold and imaginative interplay between a revised version of the text and stylized interpretations of the carnival in which it resides.
Admission is free and open to the public. Due to the nature of this production, this show is "shine only" and will be cancelled due to rain.
Blanche Dubois, the tarnished southern bell from Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire will accompany guests through the ruins at Canalside. Audiences will gain access into the deteriorating psyche of one of the most arresting and tragic heroines of contemporary drama. Groups of between 15-25 will travel beside Blanche Dubois and she performs selected scenes and monologues from A Streetcar Named Desire.
The ruins provide an appropriate visual motif for the faded past that Blanche attempts to escape into; they also provide a fascinating structure for video projection and create corridors to amplify the soundscape. These design elements, along with the haunting language of Tennessee Williams make for a unique and exciting theatrical experience. The running time for each viewing will be approximately 20 minutes and will take place between 8-9:30pm. Admittance is free and audiences may sign up for the viewings at the site.
Sponsored by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC)
Admission is free but time-slots need to be reserved. We will announce when reservations are available.
Torn Space in collaboration with the University of Buffalo Department of Music, Brian Millbrand, Nimbus Dance, and lighting artists from the Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Buffalo have been commissioned to create a one time site-specific performance in one of the city’s most iconic structures, Marine A, the largest grain elevator on the complex known as Silo City.
The grain mills are some Buffalo’s most imposing structures and the greatest concentration of them is at the foot of Childs Street off of Ohio. Here, in this towering hive of monumental poured concrete structures, is the most dramatic and imposing of all of them: Marine A. Consisting of twenty silos, each 110 feet high.
Performances will last approximately 35 minutes for groups of 35. Performances will run continuously from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.. Tickets are free but time-slots need to be reserved at tornspacetheater.com. We will be sending out an announcement when ticket reservations will be available.