PushPush Arts in College Park along with several Atlanta theater artists and groups are collaborating to present both original work and influential classics.
First in a series will be Harold Pinter’s timely short play, The Dumb Waiter.
“Dan Reichard brought this project to PushPush Arts last winter just after the January 6th Insurrection on our nation’s capital.”, says Eric Bombe-Ire, PushPush Arts’ Festival Co-Director. “I always loved the play but hadn’t read it in years.” said Tim Habeger, Co-Founder of PushPush Arts. “Somehow theater of the absurd fits like a glove for the times we’re living through.”
In this dark comedy, Gus and Ben wait for the day’s assignment in a run down basement in 1950’s Birmingham, UK. Ben passes the time by reading the day’s news to his protege, Gus. Increasingly, the news becomes harder to trust and eventually everything else in the room takes on a rather absurd twist.
Ben was born to follow instructions and trust his superiors but with every question Gus asks, Ben’s comfy white-male world becomes stranger and stranger, until everything implodes. Are they being played or is their world simply not making sense anymore?
With Dan Reichard as Ben and Tim Habeger as Gus, the show is directed by John Ammerman with an original score by Jeffrey Butzer.
Previews April 16 & 17 at 8pm, $5
April 23-May 16th, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm