Theater

Not What Happened

 
New York premiere
 
Sep 25—Sep 29, 2013
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: Approx 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Sep 27
 
 
 
 
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Conceived and written by Ain Gordon
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

How do we reconstruct a place in time when it leaves no trace? In Not What Happened, Obie Award-winning writer-director Ain Gordon, photographer Forrest Holzapfel, and director Ken Rus Schmoll take that question to the overlooked farms and fallow fields of America’s rural past.

Two seemingly identical women appear on stage: one is a historical reenactor nearing the end of her career, theatrically channeling a bygone 1804; the other is her doppelganger, the 19th-century subject she “recreates.” Amid projected images of cast-off farm tools and other ruins of rural life, we follow the reenactor’s crafted narrative alongside that of her ghostly double. History lived vies with history told, leaving us to wonder: can we ever know what really happened?

Images by photographer Forrest Holzapfel
Set and costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting design by Nick Ryckert

Read the BAM program notes for Not What Happened
 
 
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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk  
 

With Ain Gordon and Forrest Holzapfel 

Fri, Sep 27

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

Artists
Ain Gordon
 

Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor.

 
 
Programs
2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 
2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 

The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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