The Voyage of the Carcass

Greenwich Street Theatre
547 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

GreenLight TheatreWorks presents The Voyage of the Carcass, by Dan O'Brien, directed by Randy Baruh. Weaving commedia dell'arte with theatre verite, the play is about dreams, and the aftermath. Bo'sun Smythe is dead. Trapped in the ice at the North Pole, only three members of the doomed Carcass crew remain: Bane Barrington, buffoonish explorer; Ship's Chaplain Kane, a rector in drag; and Israel, their mute Canadian first mate. Will they make it home alive? First, they'll take a five-minute break, and explore themselves, their roles, and their predicament as the actors Bill, a struggling mime; his wife Helen, erstwhile actress; and Dan, the passive-aggressive puppet-master, i.e. the writer of this play.