Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ghostbird preps for "Woyzeck," opening Oct. 16
Here's the press release for the next Ghostbird show, "Woyzeck."
Performances are on Wednesday - Friday, October 16-18, at 8 p.m; Saturday, October 19, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 239-333-1933, or www.sbdac.com.
Complete press release below.
Ghostbird Theatre Company Presents Georg Büchner's Woyzeck at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Fort Myers, September 10, 2013-- Ghostbird Theatre Company will present Woyzeck, a play by Georg Büchner, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center from October 16 through 20. Founded in May, 2012, Ghostbird Theatre Company serves as the resident theatre company of the Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District.
Woyzeck lives in a provincial German town where he makes a living by subjecting himself to medical experiments and performing menial jobs. As Woyzeck's mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience apocalyptic visions which drive him over the edge. Büchner's unfinished tragedy of 1837 sustains a deeply contemporary, harrowing and uncompromising vision of power and submission.
The Ghostbird production of Woyzeck is directed by Barry Cavin, theatre professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Cavin has enjoyed a lengthy career as a director and as theatre artistic administrator as well as a teacher of acting and directing. His principal professional focus is directing and designing works for the stage. He has directed and designed over forty fully produced plays during his career, and he has produced more than a dozen works for the FGCU community. At FGCU Mr. Cavin writes, directs, and designs his own original conceptual work.
Performances are on Wednesday through Friday, October 16 through 18, at 8:00 p.m; Saturday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, at 8:00 p.m. The box office opens one hour before the play, and doors to the theatre open a half hour before the play. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Box Office, 239-333-1933, or online at www.sbdac.com.