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The Broken Jug

UChicago Arts
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THREE nights in the Logan Center, Theater East:
April 12*, April 13, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

*The performance on April 12 will be followed by a panel discussion with Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (TAPS), Jake Fraser (Germanic Studies), Florian Klinger (Germanic Studies), and Amy Levine (Philosophy).

Tickets: $6 in advance; $8 at the door


Heinrich von Kleist's celebrated 1808 play about a corrupt village judge and the mysterious case of a broken jug is reimagined in a contemporary, experimental theater performance and a refreshing new translation from the German. Puppetry, sound installation, and choral performance bring out the allegorical resonances of Judge Adam's Fall from Eden with Eve, and his Oedipal fall from his seat of authority.

Directed by Pirachula Chulanon | Starring Stephen Cunniff, Marissa Fenley, Joshua Mendelsohn, Peter Metzel, Evelyn Richardson, Sharvari Sastry, Michal Zechariah | Dramaturg Ella Wilhelm | Assistant Director Ena Gojak

The production is generously supported by UChicagoArts and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies.