NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime

by Adam R. Burnett

directed by Adam R. Burnett/Theresa Buchheister

Nightmares: a demonstration of the Sublime situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed? Initiating at the birth of the modern sublime--the summer of 1816, when literary heavyweights Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Jon Polidori convened on Lake Geneva to create their literary shapeshifters, namely Frankenstein's Monster and the Vampyre--the performance takes on the overwhelming anxiety of confronting nature and ourselves in the 21st century, an era that seemingly reaches for zeros.


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Theatre/Venue Brick Theater 

579 Metropolitan Ave.  Brooklyn

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Running time 1hr. 15min. 


Producing Organization: Buran Theatre Company  
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