Back to Back Theatre: The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
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Back to Back Theatre: The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

Man sitting on couch in front of a taxidermy tiger and several animal trophies hanging on the wall behind him.
Back to Back Theatre: The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes. Photo: Jeff Busby.

“Eye-opening … an extraordinary play.” —New York Times

“★★★★★ Luminescent! An indisputable must-see.” —New York Stage Review

“If you have any preconceived notions about the expressive capacities of ‘neurodivergent’ people, Shadow will explode them.” —Boston Globe

Interrogating the parameters of traditional theater and their own perceived disabilities, the five performers in Back to Back Theatre challenge contemporary presumptions about artificial intelligence and the human mind. With this unapologetic and piercingly fresh new work, Australia’s leading independent theater company returns to the Walker for the third time. Miscommunication, mistakes, and misunderstandings abound as a group of activists holds a public meeting for a frank discussion about a history we would prefer not to know and a future that is ambivalent. Storytelling, design, light, and sound thread through the mayhem, until clarity emerges amid community.

Contains mature content, coarse language, and references to sexual and physical abuse.
Program length: 65 minutes.

On Thursday, join the artists for a meet and greet in the Cityview Bar after the performance. On Friday, stay for a Q&A with the artists.

The performance on Saturday, February 1, will have ASL interpretation and audio description. All shows presented with English surtitles.

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Performing Arts Season sponsor

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  • Program support provided by Producers’ Council members Nor Hall and Roger Hale and Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David & Leni Moore Family Foundation.