Do you ever read the “missed connections” section in the newspaper or on craigslist?
Impossible Theater Company’s newest piece [missed connections] takes these everyday classifieds and gives them an apocalyptic deadline. But the production is not about the apocalypse. Sure, an end-point exists, but only to create a sense of expiration amidst the question: If you had one chance to be the person you’ve always wanted to be, what would you do? What does “living every day as if it were your last” really mean?
Especially for all of us overscheduled DC urbanites...amidst our meetings, appointments, lunches, dinners, work, play, walks, talks, sleep, rides, reads, thoughts, loves, rests, coffees, chats, workouts, likes, Tweets, mornings, yesterdays, and tomorrows...what if every choice became crucial? What do we pick? Who do we see? Where do we go? What actually becomes important?
As a devised piece of theater, [missed connections] has been collaboratively created from scratch specifically to address these questions for the DC audience. Over several months, the ensemble discussed themes, improvised upon these themes, and even responsed to outside pieces of relevant multidisciplinary art. The end product is part script, part poetry, part music, and part improv.
The piece’s uniqueness also comes from its ability to blur lines between audience and performer in a way that empowers the viewer to explore the kind of truths that sometimes only live theater can present.
There is definitely a feeling of urgency to see this show. To be one of the first to experience something special and know that you were a part of why it was special. What will you feel along the way? According to Artistic Director Nick Jonczak “They should feel courageous. I want the audience to feel courageous.”
So be courageous. It’s your life—what are you doing to live it?
We are living it by surrounding ourselves with awesome art, like [missed connections]. Join us starting next Thursday, August 9 at the Fridge. Details below.
by Impossible Theater Company
August 9 – 19, 2012
The Fridge; 516 8th Street SE
Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7pm
Sundays at 4pm
Friday, August 17th at 7pm
Tickets are $10. Get them at brownpapertickets.com
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