YoungLiars, to present its second production of 2016: a world premiere adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “Burrow”

About the show
Our nameless hero has at long last completed his elaborate secret burrow. Far beneath the ground he is safe from the predators and danger that lurk everywhere above.  Or is he?  That noise he hears just beyond the edges of the burrow…what is it?  Have they found him? Is it the sound of A terrible beast digging relentlessly towards him?  Or is it something even worse?

Following their critically-acclaimed inaugural performance of “The Dispute: A Spectacle for Lovers and Fighters” and their summer festival performance of “Fifty Shades of Phaedra” YoungLiars return with a slice of existential terror just in time for Halloween.  The world premiere adaptation of Franz Kafka’s unfinished short story “Der Bau” will be performed below ground level in the hundred-year-old basement of the Centene Center for the Arts.  “Burrow” is adapted and performed by Jeff Skoblow and directed by YL Producing Director Chuck Harper

Creative Team
Performer – Jeff Skoblow
Dramaturg – Jeff Skoblow
Director – Chuck Harper
Scenic – Kristin Cassidy
Lighting – Jim Wulfsong
Costumes – Maggie Conroy
Sound Design – Chuck Harper
Stage Management – Gabe Taylor

WHAT:   “Burrow”

WHEN: October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 – 8pm

WHERE: Basement – Centene Center for the Arts,
3547 Olive Street, St. Louis

TICKETS:  $20 General Admission


About the company
YoungLiars is a loosely-knit collective of like-minded artists committed to creating unique inter-disciplinary theatre performance, including both original works and radically entertaining re-imaginings of the classics.  We believe that magic is created through the fusion of different art forms and that bold simple theatricality will set hearts and minds on fire. We believe that the theatrical experience is richer and deeper than simple voyeurism and that audiences, now more than ever, crave engagement and involvement, and want to be challenged rather than placated.

Maggie Conroy – Freelance Performer
Chuck Harper – Director and Performer, Professor, Head of Performance, SIUE

Jef Awada – Director and Performer, Associate Professor of Movement, Webster University
Adam Flores – Director, Assistant Professor – Fontbonne University
Maureen O’Brien – Percussionist, Regional Director, SAG/AFTRA
Anna Pileggi – Director, Professor of the Practice, Washington University
Sean Savoie – Lighting and Scenic Designer, Senior Lecturer – Washington University
Jeff Skoblow – Performer and Dramaturg, Professor of English – SIUE
Mikey Thomas – Choreographer, Director – Movement Activities Studio
Ben Watts – Performer and Singer