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  • $35
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Tickets range from $35-$50.

NYU Skirball presents the Wooster Group’s acclaimed “A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)”, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. This production takes on the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor, one of the greatest figures of 20th century avant-garde theater. Kantor’s only daughter, Dorota Krakowska, serves as dramaturg and guide in this theatrical rite of communication with spirits past. The primary source materials for “A Pink Chair” are a film of Kantor’s late work, “I Shall Never Return,” and, through it, the myth of the return of Odysseus, which was a lifelong obsession for Kantor. The title “A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)” comes from one of Kantor’s manifestos. It describes a theater that gives simple, everyday objects — for instance, chairs — the hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory.