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Tics, or Doing the Deed by René Berton

The Flea Theater, New York City.
The Fall season of 2014 at The Flea was dedicated to the Cutthroat series, eleven Grand-Guignol plays organized in four pods. Each of them replicated the concept of the douche écossaise, a mix of gory and lustful pieces. Not only did the title of the series apply to the stories portrayed, it also meant that each evening the audience voted for the best play, eliminating the others.
I directed Tics, or Doing the Deed (Apres Coup!... ou Tics) by René Berton with a cast of BATS, the resident company. In this outright farce, animal instincts resurface and human impediments disrupt the tranquil and boring routines of the bourgeoisie in the country. Everything ends with a loud and chaotic pandemonium. Tics received the most votes and was extended for a run in January 2015 for the Winners' Victory Lap.
For more info and a full color program click here (Gore) and here (Victory Lap).
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
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Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
Photo: Hunter Canning © 2014
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