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LOST IN SPACE
Written by Dejan Dukovski
Directed by Petar Varbanov
Dates March 21st- April 6th 2014
New York City, NY, 2014 – “Innovative Theatre Award” award nominee WhiteListed Theatre Company presents the US premiere of Lost In Space directed by award winning Bulgarian director Petar Varbanov.
Set in 1944 Eastern Europe, Lost in Space tells the story of six diverse characters hiding in an abandoned mine during World War II. Gypsy performer ‘Maria Lili Marlene Dietrich’, former Nazi turned right-winger ‘Adolph’, marijuana-addicted communist ‘Christian’, mushroom-addicted Nazi ‘Otto’ and homosexual lovers ‘Benjamin’ and ‘Vincenzo’ live out their days in hallucinations, fleeting moments of fancy and recollections of past glory. When ‘Rick’, a fast talking African-American items dealer appears and offers them a way to escape the mine, the characters must choose between their isolated comfort or an uncertain fate in a war-torn world.
“Belgrade Trilogy established us as the only theatre company in New York City fully dedicated to producing modern Eastern European playwrights. I believe that staging Dejan Dukovski’s work will be the beginning of our journey into exploring and sharing the importance and relevance of Balkan Absurdism with New York audiences.” – Teodor Petelov, Aristic Director, The White Listed Theatre Company.
The WhiteListed Theatre Company is a vibrant multiethnic ensemble of professional artists dedicated to innovation and the creation of new art forms. Our mission is to discover, stage and perform brilliant Eastern European plays.
Dejan Dukovski is an acclaimed Macedonian playwright and screenwriter. Best known for his 1995 film Powder Keg for which he received the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Choice Award and a European Association of Critics’ Award (London). He teaches film and television writing at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in the Republic of Macedonia.