Lauren Swan-Potras, Jon Riddleberger, and John Kurzynowski of “Rhinbecca, NY”

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The BrickDark yet humorous, absurd but vaguely political, Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble‘s Rhinbecca, NY occupies a strange place between the source material of the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the plays of Eugene Ionesco, letting the audience draw their own conclusions from the action onstage.

GSAS! correspondent Tara Gadomski took a trip out to The Brick in Brooklyn to check out a performance; listen in as she and director John Kurzynowski, who also conceived the piece, and two members of the ensemble who performed and created the show, Lauren Swan-Potras and Jon Riddleberger, discuss TRE’s mode for devising, theatrical moments as questions, the balance between source material and the entirely new, and “the strange middle ground between suspense and the absurd.”

“…what we mean by reconstruction is that we take classic and canonical works and theatricalities, and we play with it, and we say, what does that mean to us now, and how do we interact with that? So when we investigate Hitchcock…it’s our idea of what Hitchcock means. It’s staying true to that, and not trying to recreate something perfectly, but say, ‘this thing exists here, we exist over here, what’s that middle ground?’ And that’s the playing space that we inhabit when we’re creating work…”

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents

Rhinbecca, NY

created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble
conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski

remaining performances
Wednesday, March 16–Saturday, March 19, 2016 @8PM nightly
Saturday, March 19 @2PM

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn

tickets: $18, available via OvationTix

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick, photo by Suzi Sadler Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick, photo by Suzi Sadler Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick, photo by Suzi Sadler Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick, photo by Suzi Sadler Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick, photo by Suzi Sadlerphotos by Suzi Sadler

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