Theater

HOUSE / DIVIDED

 
 
Oct 24—Oct 27, 2012
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 20min
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $25
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Thu, Oct 25
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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Inspired by  The Grapes of Wrath
The Builders Association
Directed by Marianne Weems

“The Builders Association makes most other multimedia theater look as if it’s from the Stone Age.”
—The New York Times

From Obie Award-winning company The Builders Association and director Marianne Weems comes HOUSE / DIVIDED, a high-tech hymn to America's dispossessed. Alternating between vignettes from John Steinbeck's Depression-era novel The Grapes of Wrath and stories of contemporary foreclosure and finance, the work revolves around onstage remnants of an actual foreclosed home as it is inhabited, abandoned, repurposed, collateralized, securitized, and ultimately destroyed. On multiple screens and on stage, stirring personal testimonials contrast with a digital vision of our highly automated, mediated global market system, creating a distinctly 21st-century portrait of human struggle in the face of an uncertain financial future.

Written by Moe Angelos and James Gibbs
Sound design and composition by Dan Dobson
Video design by Austin Switser
Lighting designer Jennifer Tipton
Associate lighting designer Laura Mroczkowski
Set design by John Cleater and Neal Wilkinson

Co-produced by Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University
Co-commissioned by BAM for the 2012 Next Wave Festival

THE GRAPES OF WRATH ©1939 by John Steinbeck
Copyright renewed, John Steinbeck 1967

 
 
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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk 
 

with Marianne Weems and members of company

Thu, Oct 25

Richard Schechner moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Last at BAM with
Continuous City | The Builders Association | 2008 NWF

Recommended if you enjoyed
Lipsynch | Robert Lepage, Ex Machina | Théâtre Sans Frontières | 2009 NWF
Hotel Cassiopeia | SITI Company | 2007 NWF 

 
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