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'Untitled Mars' Opens at PS122 On 4/8

 In Untitled Mars: This Title May Change, director Jay Scheib crash-lands seven performers into a simulated Martian environment.  The first in a trilogy of works for live performance under the banner SimulatedCities/Simulated Systems, Untitled Mars is an international collaboration between celebrated theater ensemble Pont Muhley of Budapest and a team of research scientists phoning in their performance live via satellite from the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.  Sound fake?  It's not.

Untitled Mars
is a mind-bending excursion into an interplanetary future defined by Scheib's signature multi-media aesthetic.  Rewriting fiction with reality, Untitled Mars caps a year of collaboration with an international team of Space industry visionaries, artists, and research scientists and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Is it possible to live on Mars?  Just ask people who are selling real estate on the Red Planet.  Going to Mars with a one-way ticket was out of the question years ago but how far away from that idea are we today?  Mars Analog Research Stations are working hard to learn how to live and work on another planet.  Are you ready to pick up and leave?  Scheib's creation will be able to give you an idea.

Untitled Mars:  This Title May Change was given an initial development workshop with a studio presentation at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2007.  Sponsored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with support from The Trust for Mutual Understanding for collaboration with Budapest-based ensemble, Pont Muhely, and with the generous support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Performances by Karl Allen, Dorka Gryllus, Caleb Hammond, László Keszég, Catherine McCurry, Tanya Selvaratnam, April Sweeney, Natalie Thomas, Balázs Vajna with special on-camera appearances by Phillip Cunio, Zahra Khan and Dr. Robert Zubrin and others.  Scenic Design by Peter Ksander, Costume Design by Oana Botetz-Ban, Lighting Design by Miranda Hardy, Sound Design by Catherine McCurry, Video Design by Balázs Vajna.  Dramaturg/Hungarian Project Manager: Anna Lengyel.

Untitled Mars: This Title May Change
previews Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00pm with an opening on Sunday, April 13 at 6:00pm running on the following schedule:  Tuesday-Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 6:00pm.  Tickets: $20 each, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (P.S. 122 members). Tickets may be purchased online at or via phone at (212) 352-3101.  Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue at East 9th Street, New York, New York 10009.

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