STREB, New York's Own Action Heroes, fresh from their London triumph, bring the action back home for the holidays at SLAM (Streb Lab for Action Mechanics), their Williamsburg playground. Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action Company give Action a voice and story in Forces! The Movical. Elizabeth Streb has teamed with theater luminaries to create a new form of entertainment, the Movical. It's the theater of flight and impact, physics and courage, powered by pure adrenaline. Forces! The Movical is co-directed by RoBert Woodruff (Dog Days, ART), with music by longtime Streb collaborator, David Van Tieghem. It features a book by Jim Lewis (Fela!) and projection design by Wendell Harrington (Grey Gardens) and Erik Pearson. Spatial Rift video design is by Aaron Henderson. Robert Wierzel (Fela!) is the lighting designer and costume design is by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On, American Idiot).
This summer STREB was commissioned by the London Olympic Games and the Mayor of London to participate in the London 2012 Festival. On One Extraordinary Day (July 15, 2012), from dawn to midnight, STREB dancers performed 7 action events across major London landmarks including the Millennium Bridge, Trafalgar Square and ending with 32 daring STREB Action Heroes performing a spoke-dance on the towering, iconic structure of the London Eye.
Forces!, the Movical is an onstage Action Adventure for the whole family. You are so close to the ingenious hardware, the risk and sweat, you can feel its heft and heat. Now New Yorkers can experience their Action Heroes in a daring, thrilling live adventure show right here at home.
In addition, for a mere $10, audiences can take part in SLAM INCLUSIVE, an after-show party that gives the audience the chance to bust some POPAction moves and fly on the Flying Trapeze as well as chat with the Action Engineers, the STREB technical team and Elizabeth Streb herself.
Forces! The Movical. Nov 29th-Dec.23rd at SLAM (Streb Lab for Action Mechanics)
51 North 1st St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets: www.streb.org or call 866-811-4111
Performances: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays at 3 & 7:30pm,
Sundays at 3pm. Adults $25, Children $15. Action Inclusive: $10 (all ages)