Gusev

Breaking String Theater Co. (Austin, TX) proudly presents Gusev, by Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Graham Schmidt at Salvage Vanguard Theater, August 13 – 29.

ABOUT: Gusev tells the story of a young army private, recently discharged, on a voyage home from his posting in Siberian coast. Infected with tuberculosis, Gusev drifts in and out of consciousness, experiencing poignant dreams of domestic idylls, and terrifying nightmares just as primal and powerful as the powerful ocean, whose rolling waves and abyssal depths lurk just beyond the ship’s hull.

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 26, 8:00 PM (Community Night! All patrons pay what you will.)

Thursday, August 27, 8:00 PM ($15 - $30, General Admission)
Friday, August 28, 8:00 PM ($20 - $30, General Admission)
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 PM ($20 - $30 General Admission)
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 PM ($15 - $30 General Admission)

$35: VIP - Includes complimentary glass of Dripping Springs Vodka and reserved seating

Gusev marks Breaking String Theater’s first collaboration with noted choreographer Erica Gionfriddo, whose dance compositions help express Gusev’s stunning hallucinations and the ocean’s awe-inspiring power—essential elements in Chekhov’s dark, hopeful tale of a young man’s coming to terms with his own passing into the next world.

THE AUTHOR: Widely regarded as Russia’s greatest playwright, Anton Chekhov wrote more than 400 short stories during his life. Breaking String continues its tradition of staging Chekhovian masterworks and adaptations with this dance-inflected staging of Chekhov’s 1891 short story, Gusev.

THE CAST:

Jenny Alperin – Dancer #1
Sergio Alvarado – Sailor #1
Zac Crofford – Priest & Bull
Brock England – Soldier
Keith Machekanyanga – Gusev
Amy Morrow – Dancer #2
Steve Price – Pavel Ivanych
Hunter Sturgis – Sailor #2
Reagan Tankersly – Sailor #3

THE CREATIVE TEAM:

Zac Crofford – Technical Director
Jennifer Davis – Masks
Ia Enstera – Scenic
Robert Fisher – Sound & Video
Pam Fletcher Friday – Costumes
Natalie George – Lighting
Erica Gionfriddo – Choreography
Andrew Hatcher – Production Stage Manager
Gabrielle Randle – Assistant Director & Dramaturg
Graham Schmidt – Playwright, Director
Julia Smith – Puppetry


Thu
Aug 13
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Fri
Aug 14
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Sat
Aug 15
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Thu
Aug 20
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Fri
Aug 21
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Sat
Aug 22
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Mon
Aug 24
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Wed
Aug 26
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Thu
Aug 27
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Fri
Aug 28
8:00pm
Online tickets for this show have sold out. But there are likely to be tickets released at the Box Office 10 minutes before the show starts, so come on down.
Sat
Aug 29
8:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!
Sat
Aug 29
10:00pm
Online tickets sales have closed for this show. But it is very likely you can still purchase tickets at the Box Office, which opens at 7pm. For the 10pm show, we closed the box office at 6pm with plenty of seats still available. Come on down between 9 and 10!

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Aug 13th-15th 2015, Aug 20th-22nd 2015, Aug 24th 2015, Aug 26th-29th 2015 at 8:00pm;Aug 29th 2015 at 10:00pm