WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop...?"
A Hunger Artist returns to the Connelly Theater for seven performances only after acclaimed runs in New York, Edinburgh (winner of the Lustrum Award for Excellence), and Baltimore.
A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. This darkly comic, visually striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance.
Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply...to hunger.