Blood on the Cat's Neck

by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

directed by Ian W. Hill


Oh, poor Phoebe Zeitgeist . . . dropped, half-naked, from a distant star into a cocktail party with no language to call her own. How will she possibly get by? Maybe if she listens to the people attending this party, she might learn something about Human Language, and Human Democracy. Nope, that doesn’t seem to be working. Maybe if she puts the partygoers through a series of scenes in which they playact typical Human interactions she will understand? Nope. Maybe if she joins the party and tries to fake it with what she’s learned? Nope. It appears that Phoebe Zeitgeist will have to take a more direct route, right into the jugular vein, to suck what she needs to know about Human Language out of these oh-so-polite celebrants . . . Also known as "Marilyn Monroe vs. The Vampires," Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1971 play is a savage satire of bourgeois manners and the bourgeois Comedy of Manners. One of Fassbinder’s antiteater works, it suggests that knowledge of a human being – any human being – through language alone is impossible, and that perhaps theatre itself is pointless as a means of actually communicating real ideas about people. A madcap, hysterical farce of high and low humor that features horrible physical and psychic violence, cruelty, murder, unscrupulous business dealings, and lots and LOTS of blood.. Yes, LOTS and LOTS of blood.


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Theatre/Venue The Brick 

579 Metropolitan Ave  Brooklyn

Phone Number for Reservations 212-352-3101  
Website for reservations  
Running time 1hr. 15min. 


Producing Organization: Gemini CollisionWorks  
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