The run time is 1 hour 45 minutes with no intermission.
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Performance dates and times subject to change.
★★★★ Critic’s Pick. Antlia is a sheer joy, elegantly weird and wonderfully vivid with ghost stories and songs.
—David Cote, Time Out New York
Anne Washburn’s eerie ‘Antlia Pneumatica’ is elegantly directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Guessing at the surprise twist is part of the pleasure of the play.
Tim: Offstage sounds and conversations are also prominently featured in the play. Do you think the silent retreat contributed to this?
Anne: I think when there is no conversation, the ear becomes more attuned to other sounds. And thirsty for them.
TheaterMania sits down with the cast, Anne Washburn, and our Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield to explore the mystery behind Antlia Pneumatica, and why we're so haunted by memories of the past.
I thought long and hard before quoting Nietzsche in this introduction, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that particular, delightfully unsettling character of Anne Washburn’s work owes much to the striking collision of rational and the irrational impulses in it.
Anne Washburn possesses an uncanny genius for conjuring theatrical worlds that arrest and fascinate, even on unfamiliar wavelengths. A master of the gradual release of information, she trusts her audience enough to disorient us, for a time, charting her course with quiet precision even as she leads us down the rabbit hole. Here’s a gloss of her projects to date.