Quantum Theatre is coming Downtown -- to The Carlyle (right), a residential high-rise at Fourth and Wood -- for its next production, "Madagascar." The found-site company will move into a location with heating (!) and restrooms (!) for the show's Jan. 31-Feb. 16 run.
The play is directed by Sheila McKenna and stars Helena Ruoti, Larry John Meyers and Melinda Helfrich. Quantum describes the convergence of play and site:
Economic theory and Greek and Roman mythology provide a backdrop for "Madagascar's" story, so Quantum sets its production in Downtown's marble-filled Carlyle, referencing Rome's sites of antiquity and home to the former Union National Bank in the Fourth Avenue Historic District -- the center of finance and banking for the city at the turn of the 20th century and well into its economic heyday. J.T. Rogers is known for creating "theater that engages the public realm," frequently referencing global issues. "Madagascar" is a mystery, a ghost story, a memory play ... At three different periods in time, three Americans find themselves alone in the same hotel room overlooking Rome’s Spanish Steps. "Madagascar" is the haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes these three lives forever.
More details and tickets at quantumtheatre.com or 412-362-1713.