Anyone whos followed the theatrical footprints of Brian Freeland, founder of the LIDA Project and Countdown to Zero troupes (and one of Westwords most recent crop of Masterminds), will immediately know and not know what to expect of his next production. A grassroots agenda, subversive politics and truth-seeking all come out in his repertoire, along with a strong experimental bent those you can take for granted. But most likely for the very same reasons, youre sure to leave the theater after another one of his shows changed and surprised by what youve seen.
The material for Freelands latest foray, Joseph K, a LIDA-style interpretation of Kafkas paranoid treatise The Trial by local playwright Martin McGovern, sports all the right earmarks for another success in that respect: It is, after all, the story of a guy who is thrown in prison for no clear reason. You will be frightened by it, no doubt, and perhaps moved to act politically. But theres no way anyone will leave the BINDERY | space, 770 22nd Street, where it open tonight at 8 p.m., without feeling haunted, or at least thinking a few deep thoughts.
Joseph K continues on Friday and Saturday nights, through June 20; for tickets, $15, call 720-221-3821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 22. Continues through June 20, 2009