"One of the most energizing and provocative forces in British theatre."—The Guardian
The ever-innovative London ensemble Improbable debut their latest show at the conclusion of their second Wexner Center creative residency. For the group's many avid local fans, the intimate scale of the piece will recall such popular past productions as 70 Hill Lane and Spirit. Panic plumbs the charged themes of love, sex, and, of course, panic and features codirector Phelim McDermott onstage, surrounded by a supporting cast of women.
Here's how Improbable set the scene: "Come into the forest. Away from civilization. Where wild things are. Where nymphs bathe and play. Where Pan sleeps. Careful not to wake him, he is the bringer of Panic. The Great God Pan: goat horns, goat's legs, goatee beard, and goaty penis, chasing his nymphs. But Pan is dead. Since AD 33 so the story goes. The only god to die in our time. So that can't be him you saw through the window of a South London flat or running after a mugger near Brick Lane or sporting a cowboy hat in a bar here in Columbus. Because the Great God Pan is dead. Or is he? Drawn from personal stories and current obsessions, Panic is Improbable with brown paper and projections, a lot of self-help books, and some very chaseable nymphs."
Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/pa/index.php?eventid=3565
Added by Wexner Center on December 5, 2008