by Evgeny Shvarts
Directed by Istelle Petra
Adapted by Stephen Oliver Price
Executive Producer Don Cesario
Assistant Producer Tina Gloss-Finnell
7th May 2005 – 12th July 2005
The art\works Theatre, Los Angeles
A satirical fairy tale for grown ups, The Shadow’s deceptively innocent format takes an uncompromising stab at state power, servile obedience, bigotry, fame, and indifference. The plot charts the absurdist journey of a Scholar in a country where “fables and tales occur on a daily basis”.
The production was an ensemble-driven performance, with a cast of 23, and with a Russian approach to development of the material. We arranged a fundraiser, an opening night event, recruited technical personnel, set up a press and marketing campaign, as well as the box-office and front-of-house and in general assisted with the process of bringing this piece to the stage.