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Dying For It

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Theater
Atlantic Theater Company

336 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

Important Dates
Preview
Dec 11, 2015
Opening
Jan 08, 2015
Closing
Jan 18, 2015
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Dying for It is the story of Semyon, a man down on his luck, married to a nag, and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. Swept up in the firestorm of attention, Semyon does take matters into his own hands, but not quite in the fashion that everyone expects. An outrageous satire on the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life, this play was banned by Stalin before it ever saw the light of day, and is now regarded as an under-known 20th century classic comedy.