The Ridiculous Darkness


By Wolfram Lotz

Directed by Ian Damont Martin

Sideshow Theatre Company

March 24 - April 28, 2019

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens

The horror! The horror! Sergeant Oliver Pellner has clear orders: to travel into the savage wilderness, to find a Colonel who has gone rogue, and to kill him. The man’s gone native, as they say: has killed his comrades and disappeared into darkness. Pellner and his pilot embark with confidence, but soon nothing makes sense anymore, as the river turns to mountains turns to jungle turns to black. Civilization dissolves in Wolfram Lotz’ stunning and disturbing comedy: a fractured spin on Heart of Darkness,Apocalypse Now, and our shared history of barbaric colonialism.