Based on selected episodes from Joseph Brodsky’s biography, this story is not about any particular person. Rather, it is about those who had the courage to drastically change their lives. It is about love, adultery, scandals, and the mystery of human talent.
Brought to you by Steps Theater, ASK JOSEPH will have six performances at Manhattan’s Arclight Theater in November.
ASK JOSEPH Show Tickets at 30% Off: 6 Show Times Available
- Arclight Theatre
- 152 West 71 Street, New York, NY 10023
- Choose from 6 Show Times!
Theatergoers of New York will be presented with a unique drama in which the distinct echo of Chekhov’s “Seagull” is in a peculiar intertwine with the life and artistic career of the Noble Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Even though the play is based on selected episodes from Brodsky’s biography, this story is not about any particular person. It is rather about those who had the courage to drastically change their lives by abandoning their familiar environment and ended up on the verge of catastrophic cultural and emotional split. Love, mystery, adultery, scandals and spies are just a few of the turns and twists of the plot.
“Ask Joseph” is an attempt made by Steps to get a sneak pick in to the mystery of human talent, think about the stereotypes of self-identification, but most importantly to try and convince its audience that language is a sacred gift we were given by accident and it is our duty to preserve and enrich it…
- About Steps Theater Production Company:
A multicultural company, Steps Theatre was founded in 1997 by director Slava Stepnov. Among the theater’s many productions were Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull”, Alexander Pushkin’s “Little Tragedies”, Lord Byron’s “Cain”, as well as countless adaptations based on the works of Vladimir Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol, I.B. Singer and others. As NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in his support letter, “Steps” art plays a pivotal role in strengthening our City’s spirit and our quality of life, and I commend their commitment to performance art."
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