SPAM, by Rafael Spregelburd
Tonight's show is nearly sold out, but a waiting list will be started at 7:30 pm at the box office.
Thursday, April 14 at 8 pm - preview
Friday, April 15 at 8 pm - preview
Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, Apr 19 - 23, at 8 pm
Thursday - Saturday, April 28 - 30 at 8 pm
Run time: two hours with one intermission
$15 for previews on April 14 and 15
$18 for all other shows
The Cherry Arts presents SPAM, a new multimedia theatre piece based on a modular text by Argentine theater-maker Rafael Spregelburd and starring downtown stalwart Vin Knight of Elevator Repair Service. SPAM hops us out-of-order through thirty days in the life of a lost Italian linguistics professor who has awakened in a cheap hotel room in Malta with a bump on his head and no memories. A copy of Camus LEtranger in his front pocket and the spam e-mails on his laptop are all he has to regain his identity. With a light touch and a dizzying intellect, Spregelburd spins an absurd apocalyptic fantasy that incorporates James Bond and the swirling island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, wrestling not only with our chronically overstuffed inboxes, but with one mans attempt at self-rescue in the face of the flood of consumer goods and media items that our late-capitalist civilization is generating with ever more speed.
Text: Rafael Spregelburd
Translator: Jean Graham-Jones
Director: Samuel Buggeln
Performers: Vin Knight and Dominic Russo
Video Design: Lianne Arnold
Lighting Design: Jake DeGroot
Sound Design: M.L. Dogg
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