Mariano Pensotti listened to Of Montreal’s song “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” “a lot” while he created his theater work coming to the Walker. Pensotti said, “Its excessive duration and ambitious narrative made me feel it [was] close to what I was developing. I decided to use the name and include the lyrics in the play when the stories reach their end.”
The song is pretty epic. Check it here:
The Past Is a Grotesque Animal plays the McGuire Theater January 26-28, 2012.