Based on Chekhov's fragment "Fatherlessness," In This Is The End Of Sleeping is directed by Jay Scheib. The sweat pours like rain and no one will ever be the same when the laughing and drinking and running through the woods gives way to bathing and kissing and shooting guns
At the Connelly Theatre, 220 East
4th Street, New York, NY 10009
Performance Schedule: Friday, November 12 at 8pm; Saturday, November 13 at 8pm; Sunday, November 14 at 2pm
Wednesday, November 17 at 8pm; Thursday, November 18 at 8pm; Saturday, November 20 at 5pm
This is the End of Sleeping is a live performance for two-channel video
installation, real-time audio processing and a Russian steam bath. In
this is the End of Sleeping is the longest day of the year and it is
a hot hot sleeplessness here—the sweat pours like rain and the water
is icey cold. But when the laughing and drinking and running through the woods
gives way to kissing and bathing and shooting guns… no one will escape
It is deep in the age of cynicism, and with chekhov's first full length play comes a sometimes hilarious and sometimes brutal meditation on loving each other, and buying each other out.
In This is the End of Sleeping is based on Chekhov's unfinished / untitled 300 page fragment which the germans called Platonov after the leading role, some still argue that it might be called Fatherlessness. Fatherlessness spoken in Russian sounds like In this is the End of Sleeping to the Hebrew speaker. So arrives the title for our work. If only everyone had gone bed.