By BERTOLT BRECHT
Welcome to British Colonial India, where the innocent dockworker Galy Gay is rather unorthodoxly enlisted into Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Watch him be “dismantled like a car” and reassembled into the ultimate fighting machine in this early knockabout, anti-just-about-everything farce by the ever impertinent Bertolt Brecht. This production boasts another new score and songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (SPRING AWAKENING and last season’s production of Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE).
“Director Brian Kulick’s FINE ACTORS embody their cartoonish characters with ENERGY AND VERVE. Duncan Sheik provides HAUNTING melodies and a ROUSING anthem to the decadent pleasures. Justin Vivian Bond gives a CHEERFULLY LOUCHE PERFORMANCE, Stephen Spinella is SHARPLY FUNNY as Bloody Five.” - The New York Times
“An ENERGETIC RIDE, INFUSED with, and BOOSTED by, TERRIFIC MUSIC by Duncan Sheik. The reliable Gibson Frazier delivers a DYNAMIC TURN.” - The New York Daily News
“Classic Stage Company has been on a tear with Brecht, with productions of GALILEO and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, and director Brian Kulick’s A MAN’S A MAN is by far the MOST SUCCESSFUL. Kulick cunningly deploys a SOLID CAST and a good deal of stagecraft to make a DIVERTING FABLE relevant to modern audiences.” - Entertainment Weekly
“A SMART production featuring a SHARP cast, A MAN’S A MAN is a rare opportunity to see Brecht DEFTLY presented.” - The Huffington Post
“Brian Kulick’s EXUBERANT STAGING, Duncan Shiek’s TUNEFUL score and an ENTERTAINING performance by Justin Vivian Bond are the standout elements of this production.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Brian Kulick’s production embraces Brecht’s farcial frenzy and is spiked with Duncan Sheik’s droll ballads.” - The New Yorker
“To be enjoyed on many levels. Brian Kulick’s inventive production is quite AMUSING and Duncan Sheik’s musical contributions are big assets. The cast is FIRST RATE. Stephen Spinella and Justin Vivian Bond are especially WINNING.” - NY1
Set Design PAUL STEINBERG
A conversation with actor Steven Skybell.
January 10 – February 16, 2014