Copyright © 2016 by The Vagrancy
by Anthony Neilson
The Vagrancy presents...The West Coast Premiere of NORMAL by Anthony Neilson; directed by David Mancini
“The Vagrancy’s NORMAL is the brightest light in all of 2017’s Fringe Festival” – Melinda Stang, Nightmarish Conjurings
“My favorite drama I have seen so far at the Fringe Festival” – Russell, My Haunt Life.
“NORMAL by Anthony Neilson marks the best, most powerful piece of theatre at the fringe this year so far.” – David MacDowell Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses
“This might be one of the darkest shows I’ve seen at Fringe…and I loved every minute of it.” – Mike, My Haunt Life
NORMAL is a poetic account of real-life German serial killer Peter Kurten who, in Germany in 1931 was convicted of murdering eight people, including several children. This fantastical account of Kurten, his wife and lawyer is an entertaining, terrifying and funny journey – exploring the mind of a serial killer and the people who love him.
A note from the director, David Mancini: At its heart, this production forces the viewer to question how often they have allowed, aided and abided evil simply by altering their own values to fit into society. In a world with a resurgent White Nationalist Party, raving infotainment television hosts consistently utilizing their soap box to diminish anyone who would dare challenge them and politicians who openly incite violence at their own political rallies; society has consistently had to ask itself is this normal? Does society create its own monsters, or are they born monsters and simply accepted into social norms?
Warning: this production contains violence and the acknowledgment of sexual violence against women, children and animals.*
NORMAL features Arthur Keng*, Steve Madar, & Carolyn Deskin.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4th @ 6PM; SATURDAY, JUNE 10th @ 6PM; TUESDAY, JUNE 13th @ 8PM; SUNDAY, JUNE 18th @ 8PM; SATURDAY, JUNE 24th @ 8PM
WHERE: LOUNGE THEATRE (Lounge 1) 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard
RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes
David Mancini, Director; Caitlin Hart, Producer; KC Read-Fisher, Performance Stage Manager/Associate Producing Intern; Amanda Maciel Antunes, Costume Designer; Jen Albert, Fight Choreographer; Sophie Goldstein, Choreographer; Jenna Pletcher, Lighting Designer; Hillary Bauman, Scenic Artist; Meredith Brown, Assistant Stage Manager; Emily Gutowsky, Rehearsal Stage Manager; Karina Wolfe, Public Relations; Nicolette Acosta, Press.
*Appearing Courtesy Actors Equity Association
The Vagrancy's Fringe History….
NOMINATED BEST OF ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2014 – THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
WINNER BEST OF ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2013 – WHITE HOT
NOMINATED FOR TOP OF FRINGE 2013 – WHITE HOT
WINNER MOST ORGASMIC PERFORMER- Michal Sinnott, WHITE HOT
WINNER BEST LIGHTING DESIGN- Ric Zimmerman, WHITE HOT