May Special Event
BOREDOM is a Dick Zigun play adapted from MAXIM GORKY's trash-talking Coney Island essay about his 1904 visit.
Gorky lectures, drinks, smokes and pisses during the show. Tony the Carpenter introduces the famous Russian writer as head of the Amusement Park Workers Union as the play is set in Tony's 1904 APWU union hall. When Gorky himself is too bored to read his own work his mistress Maria Andreyeva takes over but her English is better besides she's the star actress at Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre.
Satiric, Marxist, Poetic and Precise, BOREDOM denounces amusement rides especially Dreamland's big show attractions of Creation & Hell. As far as BOREDOM is concerned: "In America, amusement parks are the opiate of the people".
Running Time: One Hour, Adapted by: Dick D. Zigun, Directed by: James Rana, Cast: Atalanta Siegel, Luis Michaels, Chris DePierro.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Tickets and info for Friday, May 29, 8pm
Tickets and info for Saturday, May 30, 8pm
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue