Atlantic Theatre Company presents this with adaptation of the Russian absurdist farce 'The Suicide' about a suicidal man's journey to martyrdom. More…
'Dying for It' is the story of Semyon, a man down on his luck and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. Swept up in the firestorm of attention, Semyon does take matters into his own hands, but not quite in the fashion that everyone expects. An outrageous satire on the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life, this play was banned by Stalin before it ever saw the light of day.
See it if you're fascinated by all things Russian. I found the play unengaging and not funny (as was intended).
Don't see it if you insist on great acting. DFI had oddly stiff performances...don't know whether to blame the material or director (or both!)