Numbness: Chapter 2
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
Recommended for guests 18 and older.