Kipuka Theater to Stage Site-Specific THE DISASTROUS TALE OF VERA & LINUS
There is a man and a woman who live a devious life, which is, of course, always beautiful, as such things are. They live in the forest of a dream, untethered from time, passionately yet dangerously entwined.
The Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus, is a playful and haunting book of short stories and schemes brought to life on the pulsing and unsuspecting streets of New York City in Kipuka Theater's new and unique theatrical experience. Each show is designed to spin a ripple into the everyday lives of those who co-inhabit the space with Vera and Linus.
Inspired by the experimental 1975 Tokyo street performance "Knock" by avant-garde theater troupe Tenjo Sajiki, our version will provide a map, schedule and context. >From hidden corners to bustling streets, audiences receive the key to the tales and can explore the show anyway they want.
Aug 09 - 7:30pm
Aug 16 - 7:20pm
Aug 23 - 7:10 pm
Sep 06 - 6:40pm
Sep 13 - 6:30pm
Sep 20 - TBA
Times & Locations: Performances start promptly 30 minutes before sunset, and will run 60 minutes in length. Each performance will be at a different public location as the stories change from week to week, including Union Square, Battery Park, and other public sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Exact locations and start times will be emailed to audience members the day before performance.
Prices: The "Intimate Track" - $25.00, Individualized and precisely timed text messages will be sent to the audience member to provide instructions, directions and context. The "Panoramic Track" - $5.00, Audience members will receive a map and schedule via email prior to the performance.
Ticket Restrictions: For the "Intimate Track", you must have access to a mobile phone with the ability to receive text messages. Audience members are also asked to be discreet and try to blend in, so as not to reveal themselves as a spectator. ?No refunds or exchanges.
Performance by: Kym Bernazky, Louisa deButts, and Shelli Grant, Albert Anderson, Eusebio Arenas, and Éamon Fahey
Acknowledgment: Andrew Valentine, Caitlin Michener
Company Information: Kipuka Theater is a company of artists dedicated to the alchemy of art through the sharing of ideas and skills that contribute to our work. We are a aim to showcase an art form that is designed by inspiration, innovation and artist support, all for the purpose of igniting public ideas and movements through our progressive theatrical forum.