Press Quotes for Notes from Underground:

"In Michael Gardner's excellent adaptation of the groundbreaking novella, the Underground Man is summoned in all his scattered, sweaty psychosis by Robert Honeywell."
The Village Voice
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"The Brick has offered us a show that not only lives up to its literary genius but goes even farther...Robert Honeywell plays the Underground Man. His performance is sublime. (And I never use the word sublime.)...The ensemble-Moira Stone, Alyssa Simon, Mick O'Brien, and Heath Kelts-all do amazing work"
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"a must-see for adventurous playgoers...I do not believe that anyone could emerge from “Notes From Underground” without being, in some way, transformed. The playgoer who thinks that Dostoyevsky’s classic is impossible to stage should visit The Brick and see first-hand this splendidly vile production...a bull’s eye."
The Brooklyn Paper
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"Set your dating status to "In a Relationship" ladies, because the Underground Man finally has a MySpace page!"
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Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

February 15 to March 22, 2008 at The Brick Theater.

Limited and uncomfortable seating.

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Notes from Underground

a disgusting play

Descend into the squalid, candlelit dwelling of Dostoevsky’s Underground Man. Sit on his broken furniture and battered books. Experience his wretched loneliness. Feel his penetrating anguish. Fear his outbursts of manic rage. Voices from the auditorium ring out, belittling and degrading the man. Are the voices his? Are they yours? Hear the Underground Man address you, a command audience of his imagination, assembled to ridicule and debase him in an intricate call-and-response ritual he practices nightly. And witness him delight in his own pain.

Notes from Underground is a five-part dramatic oratorio exploring the Underground Man's desperate masochism. This dark, environmental production returns for a limited time after a critically acclaimed run in the 1999 Fringe Festival.

“At the 1999 Fringe Festival I saw [Robert Honeywell] perform a rather startling solo version of Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground in almost complete darkness. There was only a small candle that drew all the attention to his face. Even then, the man wanted his spotlight.”
Jason Zinoman – The New York Times Review of “Every Play Ever Written”, June 27, 2007

Adapted and Directed by Michael Gardner
Featuring Robert Honeywell, Heath Kelts*, Mick O’Brien,* Alyssa Simon* and Moira Stone*
Assistant Directed by Gyda Arber;
*Appearing courtesy of AEA
90 minutes

February 15 to March 8, 2008
Thu-Sat at 8pm

March 14 to 22, 2008

Fri-Sat at 8pm

$15 tickets
Limited and uncomfortable seating.
Reserve early.

Tickets available at 212-352-3101

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