Leaving the Atocha Station

PREMIERES JANUARY 25-27, 2019

 Hope Mohr’s stage adaptation of Ben Lerner’s acclaimed novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, premieres in the Bay Area January 25-27, 2019 at Southern Exposure. L.A. premiere February 1 & 2 at Highways Performance Space.

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  Pictured here: Wiley Naman Strasser and Christian Burns in rehearsal.

Pictured here: Wiley Naman Strasser and Christian Burns in rehearsal.

In Lerner's postmodern novel about an artist's search for authenticity, the protagonist poet, crippled by irony and doubt, longs to disappear into numbness. But he secretly believes in the power of art. Beyond merely staging the novel, Mohr's adaptation takes the genre-breaking nature of Lerner's auto-fiction as a jumping off point for hybrid theater: part dance improvisation, part monologue, part hallucinatory testimonial for the role of art in precarious times. Featuring two veteran performers, Christian Burns and Wiley Naman Strasser, each of whom embodies a different aspect of the protagonist's conflicted self.

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Leaving the Atocha Station trailer