The play is set in Paris and inspired by Roland Torpor's book, which was adapted into a film by Roman Polanski. In it, Monsieur Trelkovsky rents a room recently vacated by a woman who fell from her window, and soon finds his world changing in bizarre ways. Haunted by images of the previous Tenant's apparent suicide and terrorized by his new neighbors, Trelkovsky begins a slow descent into paranoia and delirium.
Staged and installed by Woodshed Collective over five building stories in the historic West Park Presbyterian Church parish house, The Tenant features a script by Bekah Brunstetter, Sarah Burgess, Paul Cohen, Dylan Dawson, Steven Levenson, and Tommy Smith with production dramaturgy by Stephen Squibb. Each playwright has written the story of a separate denizen of this Parisian tenement, and collaborated with Woodshed Collective to create a living building.
In related news, Woodshed Collective has announced that it will hold a tag sale on site on Sunday, October 2 beginning at 3pm to sell off set and costume pieces. The sale will benefit the company and allow audience members to own remnants of the production.
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