Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author
Apr 19 – May 8, 2016

By Luigi Pirandello; Adapted and Directed by Alan Berks; Park Square presents this Wonderlust Production

New Production; Drama; on the ANDY BOSS THRUST STAGE (enter Hamm Building at 408 St. Peter and take elevators to lower level)

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As The Maze, a Big Brother-type “reality” television show, gets ready for their big live finale, the house is invaded by a mysterious, uninvited family of characters who insist that they aren’t people at all but actual characters sprung to life from the imagination of an author. In front of the cameras and the live audience, the cast and crew wrestle with what is really real vs. what is true and how to transform their life stories into art and entertainment. Twin Cities playwright and director Alan Berks brings this landmark of modern theatre into the 21st century world of social media, celebrity, and unscripted TV.

“Since unscripted television, the internet, and social media so drastically affect how we present ourselves to others —the nature of character, truth, and our own identities —I think we’ve finally caught up with a 94-year-old play that shocked the world when it was first produced.”   — Alan Berks, Director/Adapter





Adapted and Directed by Alan Berks

Costume Design by Andrea Gross

Puppets by Christopher Lutter-Gardella

Scenic Design by Zeb Hults

Sound Design by Katharine Horowitz

Lighting Design by Jesse Cogswell

Video Design by Paul Moehring

Stage Management by Jacob Miller and Tracy Swenson

*member, actors’ equity association

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Six Characters in Search of an Author  |  Apr 19 – May 8, 2016 on the ANDY BOSS THRUST STAGE


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D: Post-show Discussion   AD: Audio Description   ASL: American Sign Language  C: Open Captioning

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