BANANA BAG & BODICE presents the World Premiere of SPACE//SPACE. Text by Jason Craig. Directed by Mallory Catlett. Previews began June 8 at The Collapsable Hole in Williamsburg. Opening is tonight, June 14.
In SPACE//SPACE two brothers volunteer for a scientific experiment and then are placed in a small vessel and launched into space in the hopes that their future discovery will inform sentient beings of the human race. This ridiculous experiment -- putting living beings inside a device designed for longevity beyond human durability -- provides the ultimate setting for comedic futility and existential tragedy. One brother follows his natural course of degeneration while the other mysteriously transmogrifies into a female, allowing the two brothers to ponder an uncomfortable future generation to occupy the capsule. SPACE//SPACE explores the value of earthly dogma and social morality when earth is a distant blip and society is reduced to two.
The production team for SPACE//SPACE includes Peter Blomquist (performer/writer), Zbigniew Bzymek (video), Mallory Catlett (director/dramaturg), Jason Craig (writer/designer/performer), Miranda k Hardy (lights), Jessica Jelliffe (performer/designer/producer), Sandra Garner (associate producer), Dave Malloy (composer).
BANANA BAG & BODICE is a critically-acclaimed theatre collaborative that creates unique play-shows with an emphasis on original text and music composition. Since its founding 'in 99, the company has created 9 original shows in a variety of theatrical forms: a musical about eating animals (Sandwich, '03; a panel discussion on the death of love (The Young War, '04; a futuristic costume drama (The Sewers, '06; the post–punk exploits of a band that finds faith on an oilrig (The Fall & Rise of The Rising Fallen, ‘07); a SongPlay adaptation of an epic poem (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage, which traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2011, and will be going to Australia in Spring/Summer 2013). The company is known for intricate, intimate and complex design of set, sound and costume. SPACE//SPACE has been developed at Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory, the Bushwhack Series, and Abrons Arts Center.
SPACE//SPACE runs June 8 - July 1, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. The Collapsable Hole is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 146 Metropolitan Avenue (at Berry Street -- accessible from the G train to Metropolitan Ave. or the L train to Bedford). Tickets are $15 - 25 at 917 426 2499 or www.bananabagandbodice.org.