Six people trapped in an elevator. Take away time, take away social norms, add an awareness of tropes, audience, and a few songs to get “An Empty Box of People.” It’s a short musical, it’s a little bit jarring, and hopefully it’s a little funny, too.
The show starts with the overly familiar plot of six strangers getting caught in a broken elevator. However, it slowly turns into a breakdown of those tropes, and then a breakdown of broader structures: the fourth wall, the general idea of characters/people having set identities, the perception of time and space, etc. It has some funny parts, too. There is mild audience participation, a few vague political references, some songs and salami.
- See more at: http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/theater/an-empty-box-of-people#sthash.oGe6cCPu.dpuf
Saturday, May 30th @ 7pm
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Saturday, June 6th @ 7pm
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Friday, June 12th @ 7pm
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Saturday, June 13th @ 7pm
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***All tickets are $8-$15, sliding scale. Doors open at 6pm.
Written by: Nico Swenson
Music by: Max Shinn
Direction: Josie Lampone & Nico Swenson
Musical Direction: Ben Davidson