Friday Dec 13, 2013 8:00 PM - Saturday Dec 14, 2013 8:00 PM | $18.00
Are They Edible?
After a SOLD-OUT run at La MaMa ETC, Are They Edible? is back for TWO performances only at the Flux Factory in Long Island City Queens.
"it's a show that reminds you of just how fun theatre can be." - David Levesley with Exeunt Magazine
This production is a multi-sensory puppetry performance inspired by Homer's epics, The Iliad and the Odyssey, takes place in an interactive setting where food consumption is used to engage the audience in a tactile discourse on the relationship between war, heroes, and hunger (or the urge to consume).
Initiated by war then cursed by pride, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are tales of war, of the construction and destruction of heroes, of how hunger for violence is never satisfied, and of wearied soldiers' journey and ultimately one soldier's journey home. While our memory mostly lingers around the heroic acts associated with these tales, this production emphasizes the image of only ONE soldier, Odysseus, succeeding in returning and his son Telemachus, meanwhile, grows up to join him in slaughtering the suitors. Through this act, Telemachus becomes the next hero preparing for another Trojan War. Hence the cycle continues.
Performers: Justin Perkins, Julia Sirna Frest, Amy Jensen, Maggie Robinson and Marisa Lark Wallin
Playwright: Matthew Stephen Smith Dramaturg: Amy Jensen
Set Designer: Torry Bend Props and Prologue Puppet Design: Rachel Schapira
Lighting Design: Burke Brown
Culinary Design: Connie Hall
Composition and Musical Direction: Karl Hinze Sound Design: Margaret Schedel
Projection & Video Design: Phillip Gulley
Odysseus and Telemachus Puppet Design: Tom Lee Cyclops Motion Design: Matthew Blessing
Stage Management Team: Nicole Greene (SM) & Yonghoon Kim (ASM)
Flux Factory (View)
39-31 29th St.
Long Island City, NY 11101