The Wooster Group

The Wooster Group : Poor Theater

West Coast Premiere

One of the world's most influential theatrical ensembles performs the West Coast premiere of Poor Theater, a highly physical and technically advanced production exploring two important figures in the history of contemporary performance. Director Elizabeth LeCompte takes the title from Jerzy Grotowski's influential book Towards a Poor Theater, in which he advocates raw and intense theatrical experiences that are "stripped to the bare essentials." The first half of Poor Theater depicts the group's exploration of Grotowski's work, including a visit to his former studio in Poland, with both reverence and humor. The second portion of the production focuses on another contemporary innovator, choreographer William Forsythe, who was the artistic director of Ballet Frankfurt until earlier this year.


Date/Time G ST CA
Wed 9.22.04 8:30 pm $44 $20 $20
Thur 9.23.04 8:30 pm$44$20$20
Fri 9.24.04 8:30 pm$44$20$20
Sat 9.25.04 8:30 pm$44$20$20
Sun 9.26.04 3:00 pm$44$20$20

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff