Starting Jan 9. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm. Through Jan 12.
There There begins with the absence of an actor—Christopher Walken, we learn, is supposed to be performing a solo show inspired by Chekhov's Three Sisters but recently fell off a ladder and cannot perform it. The script's proofreader, played by Kristen Kosmas (directed by Paul Willis), will perform as Walken's substitute. Because we're supposedly in Russia, Karen must have her English lines translated through an interpreter, who, on this night of all nights, is an understudy for the usual interpreter. The result is a real-life performance (There There) of a fictional performance (Walken's solo show performed by unprepared artists) as it completely unravels.