Jon Stancato, director, and Kiran Rikhye, playwright, of Stolen Chair Productions’ “The Man Who Laughs”

Stolen Chair Productions' "The Man Who Laughs"In this episode, GSAS! visits the incongruously-located Urban Stages (who’d think you’d find a cool downtown-style venue just down the street from MSG?) for Stolen Chair Theatre Company‘s production of The Man Who Laughs, billed as a “live silent film for the stage.”

And that’s exactly what it is — black & white sets & costumes (and make-up), brilliant live accompaniment by pianist Eugene Ma, dialogue cards to impart important spoken lines, even silent-film-era-style camera angles. And then there’s the free popcorn.

Listen in as GSAS! talks with director Jon Stancato and playwright Kiran Rikhye about encouraging the audience to get into costume, how to write a play without dialogue, and re-discovering the magic & possibilities of past performance styles.

Stolen Chair Theatre Company presents

The Man Who Laughs

written by Kiran Rikhye, adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo
directed by Jon Stancato

Urban Stages
259 West 30th Street (b/w 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY

thru February 24, 2013
Thursdays–Saturdays, 8pm
Sundays, 2pm
special Valentine’s Day performance: Thursday, February 14, 8pm

tickets available via SmartTix

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