The Case of the Sleepwalking Streetwalker
Preview: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8pm
Opening Performance: Thursday, February 26, 8pm
February 27-28, 8pm; March 1, 2pm
Admission by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Gray Area Ensemble takes dictation from the underground once again. This time it's a murder mystery and suspects abound. The day breaks and the town shudders with a murder. Sheila and Pal, who carry the secrets of the night, have discovered a body somewhere near a rickety pier. Detective Esther Longdale has arrived to analyze the residue. With its compelling cast and stylish production, Eye of the Puppet asks, are we dead or alive? Sleeping or awake? The script for this production was generated by the ensemble using round-robin exquisite corpse exercises, and then methodically collaged together by director Adam Ansell. This new language challenges conventional ideas of authorship and narrative.
In the twenty years that Adam J. Ansell has been a theater director, he has developed a unique ability to coax original plays from any group of people, from preschoolers to transgender seniors in recovery. Adam’s poetic, painterly experimental performances that resemble plays, draw on his varied artistic background which includes theater, installation, writing, fashion, music, and painting. Ansell's passion and long-term vision is to integrate disadvantaged communities that have previously been excluded from the arts community.
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Added by The LAB Gallery on February 12, 2009