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    1. Quantum Theatre's All the Names

      Pittsburgh City PaperApr 15 02:46 AM

      An inventive, site-specific adaptation views nostalgia and sorrow through an absurdist lens by Tyler Plosia All the Names is an adaptation of the eponymous José Saramago novel. The 1997 book won the Portuguese author the Nobel Prize for literature, and Quantum Theatre honors the late, revered storyteller with the singular inventiveness it has come to be recognized for.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe...

    2. A group of risk-loving Pittsburgh artists are collaborating to transform a Nobel prize-winning novel into a piece of dramatic art. Quantum Theatre founder and artistic ...

    3. Final Week for Quantum’s "All the Names"

      Pittsburgh City PaperApr 29 12:00 PM

      Most estimable works of literary art are arguably “about” everything — or, at the very least, they’re about life and death. So it is with Jose Saramago’s All the Names , as well as Quantum Theatre’s terrific adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning 1997 novel. The story — about a clerk who quietly (and fearfully) defies the gigantic bureaucracy that employs him to go on a sort of latter-day knightly ...

    4. Quantum Theatre has chosen an apt setting for its production “All the Names.” The original, now decommissioned, Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny on what is ...

    5. All the Names to be staged in the old North Side Carnegie Library by Bill O'Driscoll Ever since she staged Knives in Hens in the Mattress Factory's basement, in 1998, Quantum Theatre's Karla Boos has considered the North Side museum's founder, Barbara Luderowski, a mentor. Seventeen years later, the two are collaborating on Quantum's new show — an immersive adaptation of Portuguese novelist José...

    6. The Rise of the Nameless Narrator

      The New YorkerApr 16 03:03 PM

      In popular conceptions of dystopia, names are often among the first things to disappear. The totalitarian futures of Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” and Yevgeny Zamyatin’s “We” envision a citizenry known by numbers, like prisoners. Names vanish along with sight in José Saramago’s “Blindness.” They evidently have no function in the blasted post-apocalypse of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” These are extreme ...

    7. Their Library: Stornoway

      Clash MusicApr 10 04:57 AM

      Literary influences explored... Stornoway have always been slightly mis-cast. Caught up in the 'nu-folk' media furore, the band's songwriting – deftly assured, neatly poetic – always stood apart from this trend. Now operating alongside Cooking Vinyl, sessions for the group's new album 'Bonxie' betray a growing maturity. Out on Monday (April 13th) 'Bonxie' has a rare depth to its execution ...

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