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The Mill’s THE EMPLOYEES – a World Premiere

Wednesdays – Saturdays, all day, through Jan. 1, 1970; Sundays, 5 – 6:30 pm, through June 30;
$25-50
The Employees Chris McLinden Molly Leland Photo by The Mill 2

Chicago-born theater ensemble The Mill (Jaclyn Biskup, Artistic Director) and Theaterlab are proud to present the world premiere of The Employees: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century, a show based on the International Booker Prize and the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize shortlisted homonymous novel by Olga Ravn ( “[A] weird, beautiful, and occasionally disgusting novel”– The New York Review of Books.) Adapted by Lauren Holmes and Jaclyn Biskup, who also directs, the show utilizes the novel’s structure of first-person reports and memos and its unique satirical tone to tell a story about the human condition, the future of work, and the ills of late-stage corporate capitalism.

 

The Employees takes place in the 22nd century as humankind embarks on a search for a new home. The crew on board the Six-Thousand Ship, consisting of humans and humanoids, reaches the planet New Discovery where a collection of strange objects is discovered. When brought to the ship, the mysterious artifacts cause an unusually strong emotional reaction in both human and non-human team members, bringing the mission to the brink of collapse.

Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 5 pm

Location:

357 W 36th St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018