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©Nick Benacerraf
The Assembly

The Assembly presents


November 1-18, 2012

at The Living Theatre



Following two sold-out runs, the innovative young company The Assembly Theater Project presents a return engagement of the critically acclaimed production home/sick from November 1-18, 2012 at The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street, NYC.  Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 1-800-838-3006.  Performance schedule is Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, November 11 at 7pm; Sunday, November 4 and Sunday, November 18 at 5pm.


home/sick is an ensemble-devised work of political theater that examines the actions of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground without agreement or censure.  The leaders of The Weather Underground seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it with the aim of overthrowing the U.S. government. Based on real events, home/sick explores the group’s idealism, infighting and ultimate disintegration, in a forthright examination of collective action.


home/sick is devised and written collectively by The Assembly and is directed by Jess Chayes.  The play features Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Kate Benson, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan and Emily Louise Perkins.  Dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey.   Installation design and dramaturgy is by Nick Benacerraf, with costumes by Deanna Frieman, lighting by Miriam Nilofa Crowe, sound by Asa Wember, and stage managed by Marianne Broome.  Choreography is by Sara Pauley.  Produced by Ariela Rotenberg.


Catherine Rampell of The New York Times called home/sick “a sort of sociological Big Bang”, with “intense and thoughtful direction.” home/sick was honored as a Critics’ Pick in both The New York Times and Backstage Magazine.


“An absorbing, critical-minded narrative.” – The Village Voice

“Impressively researched and clear-eyed.” – Time Out New York


THE ASSEMBLY THEATER PROJECT (assemblytheater.org) is a collective
of multi-disciplinary performance artists committed to realizing a visceral and intelligent theater for a new generation. Assembly members unite our varied interests in service of wide-reaching, unabashedly theatrical and rigorously researched ensemble performances that address the complexities of our ever-changing world. The company embraces collaboration as the core of the creative process, allowing all the elements of text, action and design to develop side-by-side within the rehearsal environment. The Assembly is dedicated to rooting its artists, audiences, and peers in a profound sense of community. Their productions include their immersive Three Sisters, which transferred to The Cherry Pit following a sold-out run at The Red Room, Stephen Aubrey's The Dark Heart of Meteorology (Under St. Marks), Krista Knight's Clementine and the Cyber Ducks (The Incubator Arts Center), What I Took In My Hand (The Brick), Daguerreotype (The Abingdon) and We Can't Reach You, Hartford (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Upcoming: a reinterpretation of Dickens’ Great Expectations that examines poverty and inequality in the contemporary US.




Open:   11/01/12
Close:   11/18/12

Performance schedule is Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm;
Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, November 11 at 7pm;
Sunday, November 4 and Sunday, November 18 at 5pm.
Theater:   Living Theatre
Address:   21 Clinton Street
New York,
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Cost:Tickets are $18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: The Assembly at 1-800-838-3006