Dark and satirical – sometimes sci-fi, sometimes horror, always entertaining – ET Bunker’s theatrical work pushes the boundaries of contemporary ideals by testing taboos and challenging audiences.
EndTimes Bunker announces it’s very first season! We present, onto thee, the three main stage productions for 2012 – 2013!
R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots
Written by Karel Capek
Debuting as part of the 2012 Vignettes for the Apocalypse Festival (September 19 – 30th, 2012)
Written in 1920, R.U.R. is the grandfather of the modern science fiction genre as the play that coined the word “Robot.” On an isolated island, Rossum’s Universal Robots are manufactured and sold around around the world. The factory is run by an idealistic man named Harry Domin who believes that the Robots will elevate man to the status of kings. However, soon the Robots have their own idea of what their future holds.
The ultimate stand-off between Man and Robot by the very first writer to ever conceive of the
The Last Days
Written by Carlos Cisco
March 7th – 24th, 2013
A unique look at the zombie drama (that’s right, we said drama) about what does a man do when he knows he only has a few hours left, a sister and lover to leave behind, and stuck in a shack surrounded by zombies. This touching and intelligent drama focuses on the people in the oncoming zombie apocalypse and how they react to the world around them.
Written by Moliere
July 10th – 28th, 2013
There’s too much Shakespeare out
there in the summer time. So EndTimes mixes it up a little and gives you what you always wanted: the French with The Miser. In a world full of fat cats, greed, and economic troubles while the Wall Street elite spend spend spend. The Miser is set in that world as a farce filled with mistaken identities, misunderstandings, misnomers… and Misers.
Stay tuned for MORE announcements about the exciting new season of the EndTimes Bunker
Hit Chicago Cult Musical Makes NYC Premiere
MANSON: THE MUSICAL!
October 25 – December 5 at The Kraine Theater
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders, EndTimes Productions present the long-awaited New York Premiere of MANSON: THE MUSICAL! A long-running 1990’s cult hit in Chicago, this dark musical comedy about Charles Manson features music, book and lyrics developed through improv by the members of Annoyance Theater (including The Office’s Kate Flannery). This revolutionary “Family” musical features guest appearances by The Beatles, Sharon Tate, The Beach Boys and more. Directed by Russell Dobular, previews begin October 25th with opening night set for November 8th.
“I went in prepared to hate it, ready to use every adjective in the book to slam their insensitivity, their cruelty — and walked out amazed at what they’d done with a story that, on its own merits, was already so far over the top it couldn’t be improved by satire. Playing it straight was satire.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“Director Russell Dobular has braved the strangeness of these characters to create a highly energized, balanced portrayal. The cast is multi-talented . . . pleasantly white trash.” — Ed Malin, newyorktheater.com