Residence@95: Head Trick Theatre presents “Tonight We Improvise”

March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
$8 (free to Brown and RISD students w ID)
Friday, March 7 8pm

Saturday, March 8 2pm + 8pm

Sunday, March 9 2pm

tickets will be $8

Tonight We Improvise is a rarely performed play from one of the great theatrical thinkers of the early twentieth century — Luigi Pirandello. Known for Six Characters in Search of an Author, the playwright uses this play to tackle — in a way that is on-point and often hilarious — what it means to act. We’ve come together from different performing backgrounds to revive Pirandello’s story of a group of actors trying to make their characters live on stage in a way that scripts won’t allow.

The production uses an all-new translation specifically updated for the twenty-first century. Breaking through the formality of language and theatrical architecture, this version, designed for a black box, is exactly as direct and profane and real as — we think — Pirandello would have wanted if he were alive now.