THE (re)CYCLE PLAYS | Open: 09/15/07 Close: 09/15/07
Confluence Theatre Company gathers ecological sinners for THE (re)CYCLE PLAYS, a FREE festival of live performances with environmental themes at Socrates Sculpture Park along the Long Island City / Astoria waterfront. In Medieval "cycle plays," common guildsmen and craftsmen performed Biblical morality plays on mounted stages that were moved around the city streets on wagons. THE (re)CYCLE PLAYS revives this theatrical ritual with a series of short plays, dance pieces, musical performances, and special events. Reusing play titles such as The Fall, The Flood, and The Last Judgment from the original Cycle Plays, each performance focuses on ecological issues like peak oil, consumption, and food politics. This series of performances will cycle throughout the day. Three stage areas will be created from reusable, recycled, and sustainable materials and the crowd will be directed to the various stages. All electronics will be powered by bio-diesel.