A large-scale stage adaption of a multi-award winning radio text by Wolfram Lotz, The Ridiculous Darkness is a satirical modern mash-up of the classic novel Heart of Darkness and the Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now.

When two soldiers enter a foreign (to them) land to retrieve a fellow comrade who has gone rogue, they encounter a series of local communities and inhabitants and the journey becomes an earnest – albeit hilarious – exploration of how difficult yet vital it is to understand “the other”.

Produced by Alley Theatre in partnership with Neworld Theatre, with the participation of Theatre Terrific, Tetsu Taiko, Richmond Youth Honour Choir, Downtown East Side Street Market Society, Downtown East Side Vendors Collective, Afghan Benevolent Association of BC and East Van Powwow.  Adapted by Daniel Arnold and the Vancouver Community.  Directed by Marisa Smith and Nyla Carpentier.

Production History

November 11-19, 2017 at the Annex Theatre, Vancouver