In celebration of Nicolai Gogol's 200th birthday, Phoenix Theatre and the International Theatre Ensemble present The Nose, the first installment of a multi-art experimental production of The Overcoat directed by Oleg Liptsin.

The Nose is a work in progress using three main artistic elements, including an interactive approach to narration and story telling through modern telecommunications technology, live interaction with body tracking software and new projection techniques using the unique "conscious=camera" capturing software, and combining live acting and video art.

Write a haiku using the words "absurd" and nose," and enter to win a pair of tickets to Friday or Saturday night's show. Be sure to specify which night you can attend. The winner will be notified Friday morning.

Contest Closed. Congratulations to oskarv and jasohori!

International Theatre Ensemble's The Nose | Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St, SF | Friday and Saturday showings, March 6, 7, 13, and 14 | $20