Knock Knock!  (Who’s there?)

imaginary beasts invites you into the strange and comical world of Russian writer Daniil Kharms, where a simple knock on the door can lead to redemption or the ultimate end.

Follow a troupe of madmen, fools, and geniuses as they make an unpredictable odyssey through far-off landscapes filled with chance encounters and mysterious happenstances, dead ends and false mustaches.  

KNOCK! | The Daniil Kharms Project offers a rare and inventive glimpse into one of Stalinist Russia’s lost voices.  Presented through spoken word and physical story-telling, imaginary beasts’ newest production will fill audiences with anticipation,  longing, despair, and hope.

Translation from the original by Irina Yakubovskaya. Adaptation by Matthew McMahan and the Ensemble.

At the Plaza Black Box Theatre

at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street, Boston MA

September 26-October 18, 2014

Check the box office for exact dates and times!



General Admission: $15-$24

Group rates and certain discounts are available—inquire at the box office.

Pay What You Can Nights: October 3,  October 9, October 15.  ($5 minimum, payable at box office night of show only.)

If you have enjoyed imaginary beasts' Annual Winter Panto, then don't miss wee beasties!

wee beasties is a companion program to our season productions that will offer family-friendly matinees related to our main stage shows!  Click on the wee beasties menu button at the top of this page for more information!


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imaginary beasts is part of the Emerging Theatre Company program  at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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The Ensemble...

Michael Chodos

Sarah Gazdowicz

Molly Kimmerling

Mariagrazia LaFauci

Joey Pelletier

Libby Schap

William Schuller

Noah Simes

Kaitee Tredway

Michael Underhill

Directed by

Matthew Woods

Dramaturgy by

Matthew McMahan

Costume Design by

Cotton Talbot-Minkin

Lighting Design by

Christopher Bocchiaro

Sound Design by

Chris Larson

Set Design by

Christopher Bocchiaro,

Matthew Woods

Technical Director

Nathaniel Punches

Stage Managed by

Deirdre Benson

Carpentry by

Nathaniel Punches,

Candido Soares

Assistant Stage Manager /

Wardrobe Assistant

Norma Heller

Production Assistance by

Kiki Samko and Michael Underhill

Graphic by Eugene Ivanov / Shutterstock.