The House of Fitzcarraldo

by Buran Company

directed by Nikolas Weir

Jud Knudsen as Klaus Kinski, Hilary Kelman as The Captain. Photo taken by Geraldo Mercado. 

For his 1982 film, director Werner Herzog pulled a 300-ton steamship over a mountain under its own steam. In this highly theatrical performance work, the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Werner Herzog & megalomaniac Klaus Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing the useless conquest of unconscious wishes. Pulling and culling from a myriad of source texts, videos, and dreams, Buran uses its distinctive style to situate itself between high and low culture- creating mayhem, shooting cap guns, prompting sing-a-longs, and integrating a folksy existentialism to explore our nature as beings who cannot help but desire our own dumb dreams.

Performances: 

 3/7/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/8/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/9/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/10/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/11/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/15/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/16/2012 at 8:00pm
 3/17/2012 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue Brick Theater 

579 Metropolitan Ave.  Brooklyn

Phone Number for Reservations 718-907-6189 
Website for reservations bricktheater.com  
Running time 1hr. 15min. 

 

Producing Organization: Buran Theatre Company  
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