Pig Iron Theatre Company's production of Chekhov Lizardbrain

Chekhov Lizardbrain

2008
An off-kilter, tragicomic blend of 19th-century social realism and contemporary neuroscience based on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters.
Peculiar, hypnotic and unexpectedly moving… [a] wonderful production… [that] glimmers with a quirky fascination.
A startling, poignant amalgam of Russian tragicomedy and contemporary brain science where a lonely, mildly-autistic botanist conjures up a parade of unsettling and comic recollections in an attempt to shape his fractured memories into a comforting fiction. Chekhov Lizardbrain asked vital questions about basic human experiences.  How do we tame our often-unruly drives and impulses?  How do we make a coherent picture out of our perceptions, when our minds tend toward chaos and entropy?  Is art a viable way of assembling our world into a comprehensible framework, or does it merely externalize the roiling mess within?
 
Winner of the OBIE Award 2008 (James Sugg), OBIE Award 2010 (James Sugg), and rated by the New York Times as one of the Top 10 Theatre Events in New York 2008.

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