“A deluge of exclamations.” —Frieze
Starting with simple actions that rapidly descend into a hilarious world of spontaneous theater, Ape moves from instantly recognizable social situations to moments of heady slapstick, disrupted language, and spot-on timing. Lauded British conceptual artist Gary Stevens joins forces with two accomplished performers—Julian Maynard Smith (Station House Opera) and Wendy Houstoun (Forced Entertainment)—who portray interdependent beings bound to copy each other’s behavior. Each performance is followed by a wine-fueled discussion with the artists. Copresented with Bryant Lake Bowl, Red Eye, and Open Eye Figure Theatre.