Sacrificial Offerings

by David Finkelstein & Ian W. Hill

directed by Ian W. Hill


David Finkelstein has spent over 20 years creating improvisation-based theatre with his Lake Ivan Performance Group, most recently moving into creating original video artworks that begin as videotaped improvised duets between him and other performers, which then are overlaid with a complex interweaving of abstract and literal imagery, text, and original music. After creating several improvs with Ian W. Hill, and deciding on one to transform into a video piece, he has suggested that Hill take the text from his video and re-interpret it as a stage work, and then combine both pieces as a double bill. So Hill has indeed created this play, a dramaticule in which a group of eight actors perform the originally improvised text as a play about a group of wealthy layabouts of several decades past gathering for a seance, amid arguments and backbiting. A version of Finkelstein's video piece of the same text as originally improvised by him and Hill (known as "Marvelous Discourse") is shown as an interlude from another world midway through the stage adaptation. This production is a small, contained experiment with improvisation, interpretation, repetition, the mixing of prerecorded video and live performance, and ideas of what exactly constitutes a «play.»


 8/8/2009 at 10:30pm
 8/14/2009 at 10:30pm
 8/15/2009 at 2:00pm
 8/16/2009 at 8:00pm
 8/22/2009 at 10:30pm
 8/23/2009 at 2:00pm
 8/28/2009 at 10:30pm
 8/29/2009 at 2:00pm
 8/30/2009 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue The Brick 

579 Metropolitan Ave  Brooklyn

Phone Number for Reservations 212-352-3101  
Website for reservations  
Running time 0hr. 40min. 


Producing Organization: Gemini CollisionWorks  
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