Burn It Down, two plays from the edge by O’Neill & Strindberg, September 2023

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RSVP for Burn It Down now, September 19 7 PM at Arts + Literature Laboratory (111 S. Livingston St in Madison)

Two pitiless tales about men on the brink. No feel-good endings in sight.

Did you know: there is a rich history of drama outside the comfortable confines of Disney+? Literally thousands and thousands of tales in which many people do many unreasonable things, ignore the righteous protests of others, and pursue their own objectives with little care or regard for the world? Theater which doesn’t want to leave the audience feeling good about what they’ve witnessed?

Falconbridge remembers. And we’re bringing scorched earth back with two short plays from beyond the breaking point:

Ile by Eugene O’Neill: monomania and a sad organist at sea

Facing Death by August Strindberg: the Very Extra end of a family long teetering on the brink