With text inspired by As I Lay Dying, CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK. is a collage of spoken word, video, music and dance. An investigation of dislocation, failure and loss, the piece follows the family members of Addie Bundren as they decide to leave their home to fulfill her dying wish – to be returned to her birthplace for burial. CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK. charts their arduous journey and examines crises of family and faith.
The novel employs a stream of consciousness approach, unfolding through a series of interior monologues told by fifteen narrators throughout 59 chapters; events are fragmented, often revisited from several points of view. In CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK., the performers dramatize Faulkner’s literary techniques and layers of sound and video externalize each character’s inner life, illustrating onstage the beautifully disjointed world of the book.
About the Company: Immediate Medium
Immediate Medium, Inc. is a non-profit performance collaborative founded in 2002 and dedicated to building a community of artists through the creation of works of art utilizing live performance and multimedia. The company seeks to challenge formal distinctions between performance, dance, film, sculpture and architecture in order to create new works of experiential art that engage and provoke creators and audience alike. Members of the company came together at Yale while studying and exploring mostly traditional approaches to theatre, sculpture, film, photography and dance. After moving to New York, company members began to work across media and more collaboratively, not elevating one artistic medium above another.
Tuesday, February 10 – Saturday, February 14 at 8:30pm; Wednesday, February 18 – Friday, February 20 at 8:30pm; and Thursday, February 26 – Saturday, February 28 at 8:30pm. Opening Night, Thursday, February 12.
Theater: Collapsable Hole
Address: 146 Metropolitan Ave
Cost:$12 advance, $15 at the door
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