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Double Edge Theatre: The Bruno Schulz Project

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Apr 24, 2006
Apr 24, 2006
Segal Theater

Double Edge Theatre
Courtesy of Double Edge Theatre

Double-Edge-1Join us for an evening to meet Double Edge Theatre and their upcoming project: Under the Sign of the Crocodile, based on the mythic and visual world of Polish artist Bruno Schulz (1892-1942). Double Edge will interweave its signature style—visceral, intimate, imagistic, and musical, with Schulz’s life and his provocative, erotic, and lush imagination to create a magic realism journey with flight as a metaphor for our modern mythic reality, from images of Icarus, to Da Vinci’s glider, and than to space shuttles. Double Edge Theatre creates performances on a working farm in rural Ashfield, MA.

Double Edge Theatre’s mission is to develop and promote the highest quality original theatre performance based on the principle of long-term work of the actor and his/her interaction with the communities in which the work takes place; and to create at its home, “The Farm,” a permanent center of performance, practice, training, research, and cultural exchange which elevates the understanding of artistic expression and cultural mutuality between artists and their communities.

Double Edge Theatre has created a six-part Women’s Cycle and the Song Trilogy about the Jewish Diaspora. In 1998, Double Edge began an exploration of personal identity, resulting in Relentless and The UnPOSSESSED, which are the first two performances of the theatre’s current cycle, The Garden of Intimacy and Desire. Relentless and The UnPOSSESSED toured nationally and internationally.

Double Edge creates extra-theatrical research and exchange projects, such as Republic of Dreams (1992-8), a Central European/Jewish-American exchange held in Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary, and, in 1997, the Spiral Mirror, a US/Argentina performance and training project, which has brought guest artists to The Farm and sent US artists to Argentina and Chile.

6:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Res. Code. 6779. Free