The Woodshed Collective presents the world premiere of The Tenant, presented free to the public at West-Park Presbyterian Church. Teddy Bergman and Stephen Brackett direct the production, which features a score by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik and David Van Tieghem.
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.