Victor Frange Presents Gas

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Opened Aug 24, 2012
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Using a treadmill and stationary bicycle to power the stage, amateur scholar Victor Frange sets out to present his late uncle's never-before-seen adaptation of the 1918 expressionist play Gas I. Part documentary-style theater, part adaptation, and largely ridiculous, Victor Frange Presents Gas examines three generations of idealist theater-makers in their quest to find a productive artistic response to humanity's voracious, unsustainable, appetite for all things energy-related. When Victor Frange inherits the substantial Frange Family agricultural fortune, he decides to fulfill his long-held dream of remounting the only production ever attempted by late uncle Terry's ill-fated 1960s "Generator Generation" theater collective: a not-so-seminal adaptation of Georg Kaiser's 1918 expressionist play Gas I. Victor's hired the best actors money can buy and sent them off to rehearse armed only with two documents: the Generator Generation's rehearsal log (including diary entries, group prompts, and song lyrics); and the original text of Gas I.

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