Back by popular request! Join us for the next stage in the development of the new and improved stage play The Strange Case of Henry Darger, written by the BBC producer Judith Kampfner.
Rolling bandages and cleaning in a hospital may be the daily routine for Henry Darger, but it is not his real life. Exploding into action when he opens the door to the room that he rents on Chicago’s North Side, it’s here that Darger devises the epic landscape of a gigantic planet where times can be golden or brutally dark. His world within the room becomes more animated as his idea for a story shapes and his confidence grows. As he paints and writes, he becomes less involved in the outside world. Never having much connection with the people around him, they begin to sense that he has checked out and they start to turn on him. They become suspicious, nervous and angry while Darger feels more and more alone, pulled into his fantasy.
This event is a staged reading starring Troy West as Henry Darger and is directed by David Kersnar, both members of the Tony award winning Lookingglass Theatre.
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