In this loose adaptation of the first postmodern Russian novel by Venedik Yerofeyev, poet-drunkard Vienya traverses Moscow in an attempt to catch a train to visit his beloved in the distant suburb of Petuskhi. More…
Along the way, he is haunted by fantastic visions, and two mysterious women, seemingly determined to frustrate his plans. In the tradition of anti-theater and the works The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet, and Grotowski, "All Roads" rejects naturalistic forms of storytelling. Instead, a sequence of maniacal fever dreams explore Soviet life through the lens of Vienya’s troubled mind. The show was produced in a developmental run last spring.
See it if you are interested in how one company channels the Eastern European theater avant-garde of the 1960s & 1970s for a new century.
Don't see it if you are expecting a dramatic plot, or even a memorable assemblage of stage pictures.
See it if you've never experienced inventive experimental avant-garde theater. It's def not for everyone, but worth stepping out of the box for it.
Don't see it if you expect a clear str8-forward linear story. Do your homework. This is str8-forward over-the-topness in full-force, full speed ahead.