by Paper Chairs
May. 15 - May. 31, 2014
The Suicide follows an unemployed and dejected Semyon, living off his wife's meager income, without penny or purpose to his name. After Semyon fails at his final hope of restoring meaning to his life (learning to play the tuba), Semyon believes himself better off dead. When his neighbour leaks news of his impending suicide to various societal factions, a myriad of strange visitors bombard Semyon's apartment, demanding that he take his life for their cause. Thus ensues a sublimely ridiculous last supper and a funeral that illuminates the individual's dogged desire to live even as society usurps the human spirit.
Originally written in 1928 for the Meyerhold Theatre in Moscow, Soviet authorities banned the play before it opened and banished Erdman to Siberia. Join paper chairs as we revamp this rare classic that employs absolute absurdity to earnestly consider what gives us the gumption to go on living.
2211-A Hidalgo Street
near Robert Martinez and E. 7th Street, behind Joe's Bakery
Austin, TX, 78702
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: May 15th - May 31st
All Shows start at 8pm. Doors open at 7:40pm.
There will be NO late seating.
The production runs approximately 2 hours & 15 minutes.
There will be a 15 minute intermission.
Our online ticket sales go offline at 5pm, but we will have some walk-up tickets available.
General Admission: sliding scale $15-$25
"Semyon Special" - $30 for premium seating and special treats during the show!
For tickets and more info, please visit: www.paperchairs.com
Or call 512-686-6621
Looking for a a friendly discount?
We're offering $10 tickets on Thursdays with the online code "Tuba"