American Premiere
Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2013

When can the ordinary become extraordinary and the mundane monumental?

“Epic stories need epic forms,” says Nature Theater of Oklahoma, making their triumphant homecoming with this bold, exuberant 11-hour celebration of the most epic story of all: life. LIFE & TIMES: EPISODES 1-4 charts one person’s account of their own life from earliest memory through adolescence. It’s about you, too!

Soho Rep and The Public Theater join forces to bring the first four episodes of NTOK’s acclaimed musical serial to New York audiences this winter.

From a conversation with Kristin Worrall, dramaturgy by Florian Malzacher, design by Peter Nigrini, production management by Dany Naierman, original music by Robert M. Johanson, Julie LaMendola, and Daniel Gower. Featuring Ilan Bachrach, Elisabeth Conner, Gabel Eiben, Anne Gridley, Daniel Gower, Robert M. Johanson, Matthew Korahais, Julie LaMendola, Alison Weisgall, and Kristin Worrall.

Performance Schedule:

  • January 16, 22, 29: Episode 1 @ 7:30PM (Running time: 3:15 w/ intermission)
  • January 17, 23, 30: Episode 2 @ 7:30PM (Running time: 2:00 w/ no intermission)
  • January 18, 24, 31: Episodes 3 & 4 @ 7:30PM (Running time: 2:30 w/ no intermission)
  • January 20, 26, February 2: Marathon of Episodes 1-4 @ 2:00PM (Running time: 10 hours w/ 3 breaks, dinner and snacks included)

Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 are a production of Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Burgtheater Wien.  Episode 1 was created in co-production with Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussel, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Internationale Keuze Festival Rotterdamse Schouwburg, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. Episode 2 was created in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, le Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Kaaitheater Brussel, and Rosas. Episodes 3 & 4 were created in co-production with Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussel, Internationale Keuze Festival Rotterdamse Schouwburg, and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main GmbH. Funding support for Episode 1 provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Funding support for Episode 2 provided by and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


A special engagement of the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival.

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2 Responses to “Life and Times: Episodes 1-4”

  1. Patrick Achord says:

    I can’t wait. I saw part one in 2009, No Dice in 2007, and Rambo Solo in 2008.

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