The Lower Depths: The Great Depression, with a touch of Mother Russia
Gregory Yang, Taylor Van Denburgh, Brian O'Neal, Emily A. Grodzik, Tara Lucchino, Andrew Sass, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Park, Karissa Lade, Adam King, Brian Hesser
Photo by Mathieu Lindquist
Maxim Gorky wrote The Lower Depths at the turn of the 20th century, illuminating the plight of the Russian underclass. Since then, it has been staged (and filmed) numerous times. Suffering, pain, hope, and community are universal human emotions, after all.
The play stays in the basement throughout, with only occasional sounds from the home's upstairs to indicate that the outside world exists at all. As the action plays out on Zach Morgan's excellent set, we get to know the bevy of characters as well as where they have been and where they hope to be in the future.
IF YOU GO:
Through December 22
7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays
$10 Thursdays and Sundays; $15 Fridays and Saturdays
Tickets are available by calling 612.548.1380 or visiting online.
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