With the American Laboratory. Part exhibition, mostly devised theatre, all James Joyce: a gallery event based on the text of Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.
It's dense and ambitious and beautiful. Honestly, an exciting departure from traditional theatre-making.
Here's a blurb from NYTheatre:
"...language plucked from a classic novel (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and dropped into the original story of three students. The project incorporates video footage of Princeton's pastoral campus and a cardboard installation exhibiting the themes of exile, escape, and exit. Through the use of video and scenic installation art, the audience is transported to Princeton University and immersed in the fragmented story of these youths: elite, New England, Ivy Leaguers incapable of speaking intimately to those they love most. At its core, The American Laboratory constructs innovative site-specific theatre for the Brooklyn art community."
Directed by Michael Stablein, we're being exhibited only four nights: January 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th all at 8:00 at the Five Myles Gallery in Prospect Heights (558 St. John's Place, next to the Brooklyn Museum).*