New York City
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Adapted by the company:
Joshua William Gelb
"Are you still starving? When are you going to stop..?"
A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive, darkly comic trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.
"This visually arresting 'Hunger Artist' leads with enchantment... [Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand."
—Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times