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Theatre Trip: Equus

  • Lakeside Community Theatre 6303 Main Street The Colony, TX, 75056 United States (map)

Stage Writers members will gather at Lakeside Community Theatre for our first-ever "theatre trip" (think field trip, but better!) to see the closing performance of Equus by Peter Shaffer on Saturday, February 2nd at 3pm.

Tickets must be purchased directly from the theatre.

© Photo by David Douglas ( @oddoccurrences )

© Photo by David Douglas (@oddoccurrences)

An electrifying, contemporary masterpiece, Equus is an explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm when it was first staged in 1973, and it rapidly became a world-wide sensation. With its onstage nudity and its unflinching exploration of violence and psycho-sexual religious themes, it still retains the power to shock and provoke thought. Essentially a psychological thriller, the play tells, in flashback, the story of a disturbed youth, Alan Strang, whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to blind six of them with a metal spike. A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, but is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually questions his own sanity and purpose.

For this production, Director Adam Adolfo is taking the opportunity to re-envision this modern masterpiece as a piece of Expressionistic Greek theatre. Conceived to be seen through the eyes of Alan Strang, the entire production is now comprised of 2 characters (Dysart & Alan) and a Greek Chorus of Horses that will play every remaining role in the production. It is the director's intent that the psycho drama plaguing Alan is now so fierce that he cannot help but see a horse in every person he comes in contact with.

Later Event: May 18
2019 Stage Writers Festival