4.48 Psychosis

April / May 2017

By Sarah Kane

Directed by Robyne Parrish
Choreography: Moriah Ella Mason

With: Siovhan Christensen*, Erika Cuenca*, Tammy Tsai*

“4.48 Psychosis is Shakespeare for the downtrodden. A true masterpiece of powerfully physical theater, poignant emotions, and incendiary wordsmithing that transcends into a uniformed array of violent pleasures for the audience to ingest.” Rodney Burrell, Pittsburgh Local

“…director Robyne Parrish has divided up the “script” for three actresses: Erika Cuenca, Tammy Tsai and Siovhan Christensen. I don’t have the words to precisely express my admiration for them — how they manage to get through it is astounding. These four bring such incredible intensity and seriousness of purpose…”  Ted Hoover, City Paper

“Off the Wall’s production of playwright Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis is a haunting look at clinical depression, its impact on the mind, and the environment surrounding treatment and medication, all told from the patient’s viewpoint. Written months before Kane’s suicide in 1999, this subjective play, essentially a prose-poem written without characters, stage directions, or setting, risks burying an audience in a cyclical monologue about suicide, but through the use of movement, backed by a strong cast, director Robyne Parrish and choreographer Moriah Ella Mason are able to create a fluid path through the complex script.” David Bernabo for Recital

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