A World Premiere
The Treatment, an adaptation of Chekhov’s story, Ward 6
conceived by Kronis & Alger, text by Richard Alger
directed and choreographed by Tina Kronis
Who draws the line between sanity and insanity? In this new work of visceral, movement-based storytelling, a complacent doctor's world view is upended when he befriends a philosophizing madman in a remote and neglected mental hospital. Chekhov’s investigation of people in positions of power and those they hold captive ignites with intense physicality fused with ironic humor, dance and song.
GO! "The late Martha Graham liked to say that the body does not lie, that movement does not lie. With writer-partner Richard Alger, director-choreographer Tina Kronis and her Theatre Movement Bazaar company have developed Graham’s ethos into a strikingly original and expressive form of physical theater whose thrilling lyricism and cool élan have powered an impressive cycle of playfully probing adaptations of Chekhov.The pair’s latest entry in the series does not disappoint." -LA Weekly
CRITIC'S PICK "Thankfully, there's plenty of sly wit and food for thought in this wacky but incisive view of a cuckoo's nest, and Chekhov's trenchant social commentary still rings true." -Back Stage
The Treatment features: Mark Doerr, Mark Skeens, Matt Shea, Jake Eberle, Jacob Sidney and Nich Kauffman
Scenic Designer: Jeff Webster
Sound Designer: John Zalewski
Lighting Designer: Christopher Kuhl
Costume Designer: Ellen McCartney
Prop Designer: Heather Ho
Casting Director: Raul Staggs
Production Stage Manager: Nicole Rossi
Production Photograpy: Ed Krieger
Events related to The Treatment
ILLUMINATIONS - An ongoing series using the theatrical performance as a catalyst for discussion.
Sunday, February 26 after the 2pm performance "Illuminations on Performance" with actors from The Treatment.
Sunday, March 11 after the 2pm performance "Illuminations on Playwriting" with Richard Alger, author of The Treatment.
Thursday, March 15 after the 8pm performance "Illuminations on Performance" with actors from The Treatment.
Sunday, March 18 45 minutes BEFORE the 2pm performance "Illuminations on Theme" speakers TBD
Thursday, March 22 after the 8pm performance "Illuminations on Design" with director and designers from The Treatment.
LATE NITE SALON - Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23. Stick around our lobby after the show and enjoy a complementary glass of wine while you discuss the show with friends.
ECONOMIC STIMULUS DAY - Sunday, March 4. All tickets are $5. No advance sales. Cash/check at the door. First come, first served. Lobby opens at 1pm.