“One of the most gratifyingly original talents in experimental theater.”–The New York Times
Launching Out There with a Walker-commissioned work, Richard Maxwell (Boxing 2000, Out There 2000) presents a touching look at one man’s life, from childhood to old age, told by five actors. Maxwell’s pathologically circular dialogue is boosted by quizzical monologues and off-kilter, Maxwell-penned pop tunes sung by the Joes in a surreal lounge set, complete with white piano and a ceiling of twinkling stars. Poetically deadpan, Joe offers a glimpse into one man’s engagingly ordinary life while encouraging audience members to locate the magic in their own. Co-commissioned by Walker Art Center, the Wexner Center, Bite ’04, and Barbican, London.
Inside Out There: Richard Maxwell
Saturday, January 8, 2 pm
Richard Maxwell, Artistic Director of New York City Players, and members of the Joe cast hold an open discussion on Maxwell’s unusual methodology and style of writing, directing, and composing music for experimental theater.
Inside Out There is held at the Southern Theater and is free with a paid performance ticket. For reservations, call 612.375.7622.