Dario D'Ambrosi, the Italian actor/playwright and founder of "Pathological Theater," has, for 26 years, held a mirror up to our nature with plays about society's treatment of the insane. His next New York production is A Crazy Sound in which six patients in an asylum create a symphony using the materials of their beds as instruments. The piece is his second in which he will not appear, but direct an all-American cast.
In A Crazy Sound, there are six women with different types of mental pathologies (e.g. schizophrenia, paranoia, catatonic depression). All the patients are controlled by an evil nun. Within this setting, D'Ambrosi is crafting a play that recreates the night-time sounds and the situations of the hospital. What emerges is a bittersweet show, full of funny moments and surreal sounds, as nights in a madhouse are.