Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello

Directed by Nick Tamarkin

The Auditorium Arena Theatre

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 – 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 – 7:30p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2008 – 7:30p.m.
Friday, February 1, 2008 – 8:00p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2008 – 8:00p.m.
Sunday, February 3, 2008 – 2:00p.m.

The classic play within a play, as several characters from an unwritten script show up at a theatre ready to act out their tale.

In this 1921 play, Pirandello explores the lines between fact and fiction and the real and imaginary as a rehearsal at a theatre company is interrupted by a group of characters whose tragedy unfolds before the stunned theatre company. As this play within a play unfolds the tale of these imaginary characters seems more real and heartbreaking than that of the real actors.