"GORGEOUS! ... Absurdist in an almost EERIE way ... maintains a PLAYFULNESS AND PROFUNDITY at the same time - and the result is CAPTIVATING!"
--Molly Marinik, Theatre is Easy

"AN IMMENSE PLEASURE TO WATCH ... IT'S A THRILL to see a well-produced rendition of a smart, thoughtful play from another corner of the world."
--Olivia Jane Smith, New York Theatre Review

"The absurdist lens is the CLEAREST OF LENSES. ... Under Samuel Buggeln's EXACTING AND PERFECT direction, the ensemble cast brings The Eyes of Others to a HAUNTING REALITY. ... Evan Zes and Michael Frederic's timing is SPOT ON!"
--David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Ltd

New Ohio Theatre presents a Bug Company production

SEPT 6 - 28

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by Ivan Dimitrov

translated by Angela Rodel

directed by Samuel Buggeln

with: Matt Frazier, Michael Frederic,* Danielle Skraastad,* ZoŽ Winters,* and Evan Zes*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

It's another lunch hour in the main square, and two white-collar wannabe sharks are heading back to the office hustle. They have some concerns, though: Who's watch is more prestigious? Is it possible to eat from a street vendor without looking like a hick? (Is that why they never manage to actually eat lunch?) And where did all the people go? Also: who is that man who watches them every day, and why does it feel so damn reassuring? Old-school Absurdism meets The Office, in a play about anonymity, surveillance, and global consumer culture.

The Eyes of Others won the Shumen new play contest in Bulgaria, and in NYC was selected from among hundreds of international plays to be read at the Lark Play Development Centerís 2012 hotINK Festival. In September it becomes the first Bulgarian play to receive a major New York production. Thanks to a generous Trust for Mutual Understanding grant awarded by CEC/ArtsLink, both playwright Ivan Dimitrov and translator Angela Rodel will travel to New York for the rehearsal process, to develop the play and refine its translation.

Wed - Sat at 7:30 PM
Special Sunday matinee Sept 23 at 3:00 PM
Special Tuesday performance Sept 25 at 7:30 PM

Production Photos from The Eyes of Others

Eyes Of Others
Michael Frederic and Evan Zes
Photo Credit: David Arsenault
Eyes Of Others
ZoŽ Winters
Photo Credit: David Arsenault
Eyes Of Others
Evan Zes and ZoŽ Winters
Photo Credit: David Arsenault
Eyes Of Others
Michael Frederic, Evan Zes and Danielle Skraastad
Photo Credit: David Arsenault

Bug Company is a producing organization devoted to exploring translation in performance as both a practice and an idea. Bug Companyís first play was Hater, director Samuel Buggelnís faithful yet unconventional translation of MoliŤreís Le Misanthrope, produced at the Ohio Theatre in 2010. The New York Times said ďGleeful..! Hater wields a rapier...[and] nicely twists the blade.Ē

The Eyes Of Others was developed, in part, through a residency with IRT Theater.

Please Note: There is no late seating at the New Ohio

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