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This show closed on May 18, 2019

About Numbness: Chapter 2

Deadpan dada meets Pina Bausch in this physically rigorous, movement-driven, self-imploding melodrama, created by One-Eighth Theater Company.

After a natural catastrophe blocks out the sun, Fred & Ginger spin, carry, and claw their way through the isolation of a forgotten government lab (or is it a 50's suburban kitchen?) while Yovo catalogs humanity in search of the post-post-post.

This is sexy, visceral, bonkers buffoonery reimagined as The New Absurd.

Anticipate your participation.

For adventurous audiences only.

Splash sheets provided.

"Structured around two dreamlike texts...the performers are practically self-destructive in their commitment...working with acrobatic abandon—walking up walls, whirling like dervishes....There is a distinct prankishness to these actors’ interactions with the audience...and a consistent spirit of...generosity, not least in the shots of rum they distribute." -- The New Yorker

The New York Times has hailed One-Eighth’s work as "thrillingly kaleidoscopic and boldly physical. An athletic whirl of manic energy." Numbness: Chapter 2 premieres as part of the Archive Residency, a partnership between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater that gives artists a home to develop bold new work over 2 years.

Directed and choreographed by Daniel Irizzary

With Laura Butler Rivera, Michael Leonard, Daniel Irizarry and Gülin Langbroek

Run Time

1hr 20min

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for guests 18 and older.

New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

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