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The Trials of John D
My Mother's Courage
Walking to Russia
The Gut Girls
Dear Elena
Origin of the Species
Chamber Music
Marat Sade

FORNES x 2 The Succesful Life of 3 + Mud
by Maria Irene Fornés

1 story ~ 2 plays ~ 3 actors Featuring Michelle Latimer Jamie Robinson Hardee T. Lineham

Directed by Jennifer Herszman Capraru
Scenography + Projection Design Troy Hourie
at 213 Augusta Avenue in a hidden underground space
Costumes Snezana Pesic
Lighting Sandra Marcroft
Music Cathy Nosaty
Dramaturgy Judith Rudakoff + Lucy Powis
PSM/Associate Producer Chad Dembski
Stage Management Maria Colasante + Cole Vincent
Assistant Director Molly McGregor

“NNNN Fierce Fornés…superb performances…chilling, tough to shake.” NOW

"A stroke of genius. Both plays exceptionally well written, well staged, well acted.” Mooney

"Theatre Asylum’s evening of Fornés’ brilliant work…a world of startling vital room for tedium in Asylum’s wonderful mounting…. Layered direction, monumentally mind-blowing freezes…brilliant triumvirate of actors.” Bateman Reviews

"Capraru has done a formidable job in bringing to life these two different plays.” Slotkin

"Prepare yourself for disturbing images that are bound to haunt your mind...stand-out performances." Theater Reader

Video: CTV News

The Successful Life of 3 playfully examines the intersecting lives of two men and the woman they love as He, She and 3 careen through ten episodic vaudevillian scenes. Mud is grounded in realism and extends 3’s themes of disenfranchisement to a dramatic climax. The Successful Life of 3 (1965) and Mud (1983) when linked, expose a cycle of consumerism and poverty, while the setting of Kensington Market pays tribute to the style and soul of the Off-Off Broadway movement, with daring avant-garde theatre happening in found spaces.

“Every time I listen to Fornés, or read or see one of her plays, I feel this: she breathes, has always breathed, a finer, purer, sharper air.” Tony Kushner

Maria Irene Fornes Dubbed by many critics as the greatest least acknowledged female playwright of our time, Fornés is a leading figure of the Off-Off-Broadway movement and her plays are raw, visceral and examine the human condition using deceptively simple language. Born in Havana in 1930, Fornés moved with her mother to the U.S. in 1945. From 1954 to 1957 she lived in Paris, where she painted and saw Roger Blin’s production of Waiting for Godot, which inspired her to become a playwright. In New York, she designed for the theatre and lived with her partner Susan Sontag, to whom she dedicated SLO3. Her over forty plays include The Danube, Fefu and The Conduct of Life. Fornés was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for And What of the Night? and has won 9 Obie awards; her first for SLO3 and last for Sustained Achievement.



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