A London season of 3 plays by Richard Foreman to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater

Patrick Kennedy Phenomenological Theatre presents FOREMAN AT FIFTY, a yearlong project with the New Wimbledon Theatre celebrating American avant garde theatre pioneer Richard Foreman’s 50th anniversary as a theatre artist.

The three plays Pain(t) (1974), Lava (1989) and Zomboid! (2006) cover unique periods in Foreman’s idiosyncratic career as he developed his complex, cerebral and deeply beautiful work on stage. New Wimbledon Theatre’s Time and Leisure Studio (previously New Wimbledon Studio) will become home to these works in March, July and December. Each production will be accompanied by a specially curated exhibition displaying Foreman’s notebooks, designs and production photography.

Critically acclaimed avant garde auteur Patrick Kennedy said, “I’m delighted to bring three extraordinary and enigmatic works to the UK for the first time. Since 2014 my company has introduced Foreman to the UK theatre scene allowing audiences to experience his remarkable and celebrated genius. It’s particularly rewarding to have Richard Foreman’s approval for this season and I look forward to bringing the works to life.”

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