The Hunchback Variations
- Mickle Maher
Punctuating the final scene of The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov wrote: “Suddenly a distant sound is heard, coming as if out of the sky, like the sound of a string snapping, slowly and sadly dying away.” That one sentence — one of the greatest stage directions in western theatre — has baffled sound designers for over a century. So Northern Light Theatre has decided to confront the mystery in its own characteristically audacious fashion.
In Mickle Maher’s THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, the playwright has developed a deft deconstruction of artistic collaboration through the absurdist conceit of pairing two of history’s most famous deaf artists, Ludwig van Beethoven and Quasimodo, the fictional bell ringer of Notre Dame.
Thursday, January 13 Preview 7:30pm
Friday, January 14, – Opening 7:30pm
Saturday, January 15 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 16 – 2:00pm matinee, 1pm Director’s Circle Event
Sunday, January 16 –7:30pm
Tuesday, January 18 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 19
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Dramedy
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