Ward No. 6 (4 stars)

This article is from 2009

Ward No. 6

Chekhov’s classic tale of insanity and ruthless ambition is brought to the stage in this slick and energetic interpretation by DogOrange. Highly physical and original, this adaptation is both entertaining and tragic as the concepts of alienation and the stigmas that still surround mental health are performed with passion and sincerity. This is a provocative and striking production.

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Ward No 6

  • 4 stars

Enter the ritualistic world of Ward No 6. DogOrange's vivid, physical style draws us into an enchanted circle inhabited by forsaken patients, where lines between madness and sanity, comedy and tragedy are blurred. Adapted from Chekhov's classic short story.