Expanding sexuality, globalization, a bawdy biography, a legendary gunslinger, a Governor General Award-Winning author — Theatre Inconnu is bringing it all to you in 2013!
A play of love and longing, commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) illuminates the lives of six lonely people seeking relief from a local doctor — but, despite his expertise with a strange new technology, all they really need is intimacy. It’s a tender tale that takes place in the twilight of the Victorian age, an elegant comedy lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, equality, science, and sexuality.
“A true novelty: a sex comedy for adults with open hearts and minds.” —New York Times
Previews: Feb 12, 14
Opens: Feb 15
8pm: 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2
2pm: Feb 16, 17, 23, 24, Mar 2
A beautiful giant cricket is exploited by an ant, stewardesses 30,000 feet in the air speak to boat people in the Atlantic, a tooth lands in a bowl of soup, and a dead boy is carried thousands of miles home on a river. Wielding a dreamlike kaleidoscope, making and remaking connections that span the globe, playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig tells The Golden Dragon’s tragi-comic tale of globalization. It’s set in your local takeout, wherever it — and whomever you — might be.
“…both artful and accessible, that zooms in on a global village that’s astonishingly feudal in its own way, and brutal in the inequality of its sexual politics.” —The Globe and Mail
Previews: April 30, May 2
Opens: May 3
8pm: May 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
2pm: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18
If you are looking for information on touring for Falstaff click here.
So, you think you know Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s most beloved hedonist? You don’t know Jack! Theatre Inconnu’s Artistic Director Clayton Jevne has adapted Robert Nye’s Guardian Fiction Prize-winning novel into a 90-minute one-actor romp through the life of Sir John. Fifteenth-century Britain is brought to life as Jack takes us into battles, bedrooms, and bars — sparing few details — as he relives the ecstasies of the carnal and the horrors of the carnage. Come share seven decades of decadence in an hour and a half!
Performed by Clayton Jevne.
“Unabashedly bawdy and outrageously raunchy.” —Publishers Weekly
Previews: 8pm: Oct 1, Oct 3
Opens: Oct 4
8pm: Oct 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
2pm: Oct 5, 6, 12, 13, 19
The most notorious and mythical ghost from the American Midwest frontier is brought to life in the writing of this great Canadian writer. Through narrative, song, and poetry, this collage of theatrical magic builds an undeniable human experience from an unlikely source. Theatre Inconnu will be working directly with Mr. Ondaatje in further adapting this highly acclaimed 2007 acting version for the Inconnu stage.
“Both gritty and seductive in the flesh… theater of the mind.” —Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh
Previews: Nov 19, 21
Opens: Nov 22
8pm: Nov 23, 27, 28, 30, Dec 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
2pm: Nov 23, 24, 30, Dec 1, Dec 7, 8, 14
Season Tickets here!