Wake Up, You're Dead

directed by Aaron Haskell

Wake Up, You're Dead 

What puppeteer doesn't wonder what will happen to him as he impersonates the creator? In "Wake Up, You're Dead!," Aaron Haskell of Brooklyn Art Department, one of the original designers of Nightmare: NYC's Haunted House, gives us a Halloween-flavored creation myth. It's performed as a dark ceremony by a weird tribe. The Ancestors--Haskell's own version of the Greek Titans--are life-sized skeleton creatures that create great balls of light (the life force). Mankind is born by sliding down a Jungian sluice to the earth. There are black light effects, dancing skeletons (that show the cyclical nature of life), primal movement (costumed creatures locomoting on all-fours, animal-like), bass-heavy loud music, Butoh and technical modern dance. Puppets bring puppeteers to life and vice-versa. Following this spectacle of evolution, an ultimate being is created at the end of the show. It's all staged as a De La Guarda-type event and spectacle: a boisterous party that will have you on your feet!

Performances: 

 10/29/2010 at 10:00pm
 10/30/2010 at 10:00pm
 10/31/2010 at 5:30pm
 11/5/2010 at 10:00pm
 11/6/2010 at 10:00pm
 11/7/2010 at 5:30pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-77102 
Website for reservations www.lamama.org  
Running time 1hr. 0min. 

 

Producing Organization: LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club  
Website www.lamama.org  
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