Alumnus and actor Jake Austin Robertson returns to Princeton with his award-winning solo show MADMAN, a reinvention of his 2015 theater thesis. In this new production, it’s 2007 and the 14-year-old Jake is secretly in love with another boy in his class. He suffers in isolation, hiding his queerness from a loving but flawed family and a conservative small town community, until he discovers a magic Russian book that leads him on an unbelievable journey to escape from himself. MADMAN is a tale where pain runs headfirst into laughter; where love is married to lies; and where absurdity is vigorously making out with reality.
Free and open to the public, advance tickets recommend. Tickets available starting Feb. 4 online at tickets.princeton.edu.