Richard Maxwell transports us into an America backwater, exploring the hopes and dreams of down and outs. A landmark production by a major figure of New York independent theatre.

In this piece, Richard Maxwell and his New York City Players company project us into the world of the working poor, stuck in the everyday of an inglorious America. Drawing very freely from Dante’s Inferno, Maxwell scrutinises what keeps these characters standing when all seems lost in advance. His falsely naturalistic style also embraces lyricism and caustic humour, eschewing the conventions of entertainment and its glittering optimism.




with Cammisa Buerhaus, Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes 
and musicians James Moore, Andie Springer, David Zuckerman 

written and directed by Richard Maxwell 
scenery & lights Sascha van Riel 
costumes Kaye Voyce 
dramaturgy Molly Grogan 
music Richard Maxwell 
arrangements James Moore, Andie Springer, David Zuckerman

production New York City Players
coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts Richard Maxwell est le lauréat du 2014 Spalding Gray Award de Performance Space 122, The Andy Warhol Museum, On the Boards et The Walker Art Center
soutien Greene Naftali Gallery et The Kitchen, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program, Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Alliance of Resident Theaters’ New York/Creative Space Grant, The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres / New York (A.R.T./New York)
Cette présentation a été rendue possible grâce aux fonds publics de The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs en partenariat avec the City Council et The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, avec le soutien du Governor Andrew Cuomo et de The New York State Legislature.