Man in a Case

   

REVIEW by Willard Manus

Also on tap at the Broad Stage (April 24-May 10) is MAN IN A CASE starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and a stellar cast from Big Dance Theater, a company led by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar.

MAN IN A CASE is based on two of Anton Chekhov's short stories. The focus is on an uptight man's attempted courtship of a vibrant young woman. MAN IN A CASE is an experimental play that employs various mediums: surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews.

MAN premiered in 2013 at the Hartford Stage Company. One critic called it "a unique experience that continually piques your interest while revealing new and effective ways to capture a narrative."

Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Call 310-434-3200 or visit thebroadstage.com