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Features: Audience Participation, Funny, Local, Unique venue, Visiting Artist
Filter displayed shows: Neighborhood Fringe
Neighborhood: Kensington
Type: Theater

Enlightenment on E Floor North by Strange Attractor Theatre

10 dates from September 7 2013 - September 18 2013
The White Space at Crane Old School, 1417 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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    • Sep 07
    • Saturday, September 7, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:10 PM
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    • Sep 08
    • Sunday, September 8, 2013,
    • 5:00 PM - 6:10 PM
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    • Sep 09
    • Monday, September 9, 2013,
    • 9:00 PM - 10:10 PM
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    • Sep 11
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2013,
    • 9:00 PM - 10:10 PM
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    • Sep 12
    • Thursday, September 12, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:10 PM
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    • Sep 13
    • Friday, September 13, 2013,
    • 9:30 PM - 10:40 PM
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    • Sep 14
    • Saturday, September 14, 2013,
    • 9:00 PM - 10:10 PM
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    • Sep 16
    • Monday, September 16, 2013,
    • 9:00 PM - 10:10 PM
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    • Sep 17
    • Tuesday, September 17, 2013,
    • 9:00 PM - 10:10 PM
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    • Sep 18
    • Wednesday, September 18, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:10 PM
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Description

Fresh off a Southeast Alaska tour, tri-coastal ensemble Strange Attractor examines the museum security guard, shedding light on the invisible American worker by playfully questioning the endless cycle of mindless work and revealing what actually happens when people pass the time while on the clock.

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Strange Attractor Theatre examines the museum security guard, shedding light on the invisible American worker by playfully questioning the endless cycle of mindless work and revealing what actually happens when people pass the time while on the clock. The large drama that comes from small events, co workers as simultaneous adversaries and allies, and the tiny pointless rituals performed all day become fodder for a theatrical universe built on hierarchy, games, and being at the mercy of the time card. Conceived and led by company member Jed Hancock-Brainerd, who spent two years working as a museum guard, the Lecoq-trained company brings their character-driven, highly physical, and outlandishly absurd style to this piece about jobs versus careers and how you get through the day when you got nothing but time.

Strange Attractor is Aram Alan Aghazarian, Roblin Gray Davis, Jed Hancock-Brainerd, and Rebecca Noon. We create inviting and unexpected performances that challenge the popular conception of live theatre while engaging new audiences with original, high-caliber, physically devised work. Living in three distinct communities, we seek to build theatre equally with, for, and in those three communities rather than belonging to only one: Providence, Philadelphia, and Juneau. Our geographic differences strengthen the innovation of the work we make, our ties to the places in which we live and work, and the reach of devised theatre.

Our physically-based performance style, the diverse universes we explore, and the hilarious characters we discover, unnerve while entertaining and confound while delighting.

Since forming in 2010 Strange Attractor has created five full-length shows, 2010’s F.orward O.perating B.ase: a hilarious quick change show about war and torture created and performed in Juneau for Perseverance Theatre; 2010’s Special Happy: an absurdist birthday party thrown for the audience every night complete with an appearance by an actual pizza delivery man created and performed in Providence for Perishable Theatre; 2011’s If You Shoot A Boot, You Might Get Wet: a peek into a couple riding out a post-apocalyptic world in their 9’ tall house made out of suitcases, created and performed in Providence as a co-production with Spanish company City of the Moon; 2012’s A Terrific Fire: a theatrical fever dream that is part haunted house, part adventure novel and based on Ibsen’s obscure play Brand, developed and performed in Juneau with Perseverance Theatre and in Providence with Perishable Theatre and 95 Empire; and Enlightenment on E Floor North, which was created throughout 2013 with development periods in Pawtucket, RI, Portland, ME, Philadelphia, PA, Sitka, AK, Juneau, AK, Tenakee Springs, AK, Haines, AK and is premiering at the 2013 Philly Fringe Festival. This summer our work will also be featured in the RISD Museum’s show, Locally Made.

 

Video Preview of Enlightenment on E North 

 

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All sales are final. Ticket exchanges are for Festival Members only. If you are interested in becoming a Festival member, call the Box Office at 215.413.1318.

E-Tickets: There are no tickets to pick-up. All tickets are sent to you as a link in an e-mail. Tickets are required at the door and need to be scanned before entering. Bring your ticket as a print out or go green and display the QR code on your smart device.

Late Seating: Do not be late. If you arrive after the start time, you are not guaranteed entry.

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