Two of the events -- "Tamara" and "All the Names" -- are so multi-faceted, Quantum artistic director
The season begins with "
"Tamara" is set in 1927 in a great country house in northern
After being greeted with a glass of champagne and being introduced to D'Annunzio's guests and staff, each audience member becomes an unseen observer, free to follow any one of the characters through many rooms and scenes. At the conclusion of each scene, an audience member can continue on with that character or detour to follow another.
The show itself runs two hours. But in the middle of the performance, the audience is served a dinner.
Boos and director
Nontraditional theater experiences such as this are becoming increasingly popular with younger and more sophisticated theatergoers who want more control over their experience and are less willing to sit still for long, Boos says.
"This puts the audience in the driver's seat a lot," Boos says. "I want people to disappear into the scene."
No matter whom you follow, you will see a complete -- but different -- play, says Boos "This is a linear story and the audience comes together at key moments for the audience to hear essential material."
She expects many will want to return to follow the storyline through a different character. To encourage that, each subscriber will have two visits to "Tamara" built into their subscription package.
Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil is an actress and director of Indian and Bulgarian descent, who grew up in
"It's beautiful, hilarious," Boos says. "Everyone will love it. It's so quirky, accessible and fantastic."
The season closes with the world premiere of "All the Names,"
"All the Names" is based on
"It's magnificent writing in terms of making the reader go on this journey (to its) mind-blowing conclusion about life, why we read and why we go to the theater," Boos says.
Boos had been looking for a suitable collaborative project since Luderowski suggested they work together some 18 months ago. "All the Names" will combine a theater experience with Luderowski's interests in architecture, sculpture and assemblage to create a work that functions as an art installation and a play.
"We will continue to let the audience experience be different," Boos says.
Single-tickets and season subscriptions are now on sale. Single ticket prices range from
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