Citizens of the Gray or This Dark Thing that Sleeps in Me
COMING TO LA 2019
COMING TO LA 2019
Citizens of the Gray or This Dark Thing that Sleeps in Me is a theatrical production generated by the curiosity of how the relationship between man and woman has evolved throughout the years and how this relationship has become a struggle for power; a fight to death where there can be only one winner.
Citizens of the Gray or This Dark Thing that Sleeps in Me shows a hypothetical reality where people from all walks of life interact with each other in a timeless society through what is suggested as the end of civilization. The characters in this play are inspired in essences from the historical characters of modern theater such as Nora and Torvald from A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen; Lauraand The Captain from The Father by Strindberg; Julie and Jean of Miss Julie by Strindberg; Madame X and Mademoiselle Y from The Stronger by Strindberg; Stanley, Stella and Blanche from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; and Turk and Marie from Come Back Little Sheba by Inge.
Citizens of the Gray or This Dark Thing that Sleeps in Me presents the world from a subjective standpoint where moods and ideas are evoked. The director’s criterion transmits the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.
This play shows the dehumanizing effect of industrialization, the growth of the cities, and how people grow apart from their traditions; dramatizing the awakening and suffering of the characters. These people live immersed in social failures, values with no meaning, and a war between men and women. In the end, everyone loses.
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