Pinnacle Acting Company presents: At the Bottom
by Christopher Madsen
Directed by Alexandra Harbold
A flop house in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of a large city is home to a rag-tag group of people struggling to survive from one day to the next. When a mysterious stranger comes to live there, he brings hope to the hardscrabble lives of the residents.
Adapted from Russian playwright Maxim Gorky’s classic play The Lower Depths, At The Bottom shines a light on those living at the margins who are, almost literally, invisible to the rest of society. Reimagined for the 21st century, with elements of the fantastic, the play explores the tension between pessimism and hope and asks which is better, the truth, or the comforting lie?