They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
A.R.T. Institute Season, OBERON Shows
April 6 - 8, 2016

Adapted for the Stage by Rick Sparks & Gary Carter
Based on the novel by Horace McCoy
Directed by Wojtek Klemm
Choreography by Anna Krysiak

Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2016


Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!

Horace McCoy’s 1935 novel They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? springs to new life in Rick Sparks and Gary Carter's new dramatic adaptation. Set during the Great Depression, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? steers the audience into a brutal dance marathon where hopefuls scramble through exhaustion and humiliation to win an economic reward, and with it, a desperate hope for life-changing possibility.

Waltz music swells. Horses trudge out onto the floor and dance…This topical production blurs the time difference between the Great Depression and now. Intensified by OBERON’s immersive atmosphere, Klemm’s physical style—quivering, sweating, dashing, leaping, wriggling—shows America's dizzying dance of desire and survival at its cruelest.

Creative team
Adaptors Rick Sparks & Gary Carter
Director Wojtek Klemm
Choreographer Anna Krysiak

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Ticket prices

All tickets $20

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Box Office: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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The production is organized in cooperation with Culture.pl as part of the Campus Project.

The Campus Project aims at fostering lasting relations between Poland and top-tier American academic institutions that span music, visual arts, film, literature and theatre. As well as initiating workshops, study visits, concerts, lectures, conferences and exhibitions, the Campus Project supports the initiatives of its partner universities: MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the University of Michigan.

The Campus Project was launched in 2012 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute – a national cultural institution aiming to strengthen Polish cultural impact and to enrich international cultural exchange. The Campus Project and all other Institute's activities are carried out under the flagship brand Culture.pl.

More information about the Campus Project and Polish culture worldwide at www.culture.pl.