'The Exit Interview' at Reno Little Theater
"The Exit Interview" is a dark, comic whirlwind through an amazingly diverse list of subjects including small talk, religion, relationships, the media and moose attacks.
Brechtian professor and small-talk hating Dick has just been let go from the university and must endure an exit interview with Eunice, a polite and devout Human Resources Representative. The play uses Brecht’s Theater of the Absurd to remind audience members they are in a theater by introducing interludes featuring characters such as cheerleaders, reporters, ex-girlfriends and even commercial breaks.
From the Director
"The Exit Interview" is especially fitting with the current political atmosphere. According to director James Mardock, “An important theme is the parallel between small talk, entertainment, advertisement, propaganda and maybe theater itself: phenomena that have the function of deadening and distracting us from the crucial concerns of the real world. American Idol gets more voters than national elections do. [Finger] size, potential first-lady hotness, misogyny, racism and spray tans are just more fun to talk about at a presidential debate than free trade or immigration reform. It’s essential for us to be able to recognize when we’re being distracted, and this is why Brecht and his theatrical practices are so important today, and why 'The Exit Interview' focuses on those practices.”
- 7:30 p.m. May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28
- 2 p.m. May 15, 22, 28 and 29
Tickets are $18 per person and $15 for seniors, students or military. For more information about Reno Little Theater click here.