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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Dream of a Ridiculous Man - TONIGHT!

Tonight! Tomorrow! Here is information!

Matt and Karl have basically buried themselves in the piece for the past two weeks. I'm proud of their work, and would love to see how people respond to this piece. Come check it out, and, since it's only 45 minutes long, we'll have plenty of time for Monday Night drinking.

That's the National Sport.

You might want to read the translation I worked from, so you can have some sense of what I've added and subtracted and simply made up entirely.

Dream of a Ridiculous Man

By

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Adapted by Matthew Freeman

Directed by Matthew Johnston

Featuring Karl Miller

Manhattan Theatre Source

April 9th and 10th, 2007. 8pm.

A man, ostracized by society and at his ends rope with humanity has made the decision to kill himself. The revolver lay on the table in front of him, as he accidentally drifts into sleep and dreams a dream that will change him forever.

This courageous, philosophical story by Dostoevsky examines the societal and political implications of faith, science, and human nature. Is the true nature of man good? What responsibility do we have as citizens of the world? What is religious faith and what is its potential to create or destroy human existence?

Playwright Matthew Freeman adapts the Constance Garnett translation of Dostoevsky’s short story for the stage. Freeman’s past works for the stage include The Most Wonderful Love, The Americans, The Great Escape, Genesis, Reasons for Moving and The Death of King Arthur.

Dream of a Ridiculous Man will be performed at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal St. between 8th St. and Waverly) on April 9th and 10th, 2007. All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Subway: B/D/F/V/A/C/E to West 4th St. Tickets can be reserved by calling 212.501.4751.

4 comments:

Jamespeak said...

I'm seeing this tonight. WUBUBUBUBUB!

Ian G said...

Me there tomorrow.

Jaime said...

Very sad I can't make it - break legs!

Froggeh said...

Nice job... enjoyed the show quite a bit.