POINT OF ORIGIN to Run 4/27-5/1 at The Brick

Point of Origin is an immersive theatre experience. It starts with a leg of lamb being placed in an oven on stage. As the aromas fill the theatre, the cast figures out how to tell three stories - about a shape-shifting hag witch from Finland; a slimy con artist from Greece; and their descendants, an Australian woman and an American woman who find themselves in New York. Sometimes these stories are told with words, other times through dance, but most deliciously they are told through food. The audience receives tastes of food throughout the performance and share in the leg of lamb at the end of the play.

Point of Origin is one story, three stories, and countless stories all at the same time. With all our senses heightened, we wonder upon our inherited and created origins and identities.

RAT KING THEATRE (www.ratkingtheatre.org)
A Rat King is a folkloric creature that is born when a number of rats are entwined by their tails, which have been stuck together by blood, dirt, ice, or shit. Rat King Theatre is about getting tangled up in deep and silly shit. By intertwining theatre, dance, food, puppetry, illustration, political action, and satire, we highlight the impossibility of detangling out stories, memories, and identities. Rat King Theatre blurs the lines of who we are in the hope of expanding what we may become.

Directors: Ann Noling & Bridget Balodis
Writers: Tessa Allen & Krystalla Pearce
Cast: Hannah Allen, Tessa Allen, Aron Canter, Krystalla Pearce, Shelley Valfer. Linda Vega

Point of Origin will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) April 27th - May 1st. Tickets ($35/$25 - ticket price includes food) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111.
For press tickets, please contact: Guan Li, ratkingtheatre@gmail.com, (917) 488-3671

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit http://www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.

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