This new performance piece is set within six giant-scale pop-up book constructions, through which we reflect on the lives and deaths of six victims of police violence. More…
'There's Blood at the Wedding' employs large-scale puppetry and documentary narration to articulate the grievances of the victims through the suffering and strength of their mothers. Fragments of Lorca's masterpiece 'Blood Wedding' connect the 'Circle of Mothers'--the mothers of the American victims--with the grieving mothers of the classic Spanish play.
See it if you would like to experience a series of individual skits & songs engaging the issue of unwarranted police killings in the US.
Don't see it if you are expecting a play, or a piece that gathers its strength as it proceeds to some kind of climax.
See it if You are unaware, or need to be reminded of the shameful stories of inexcusable police killings in our recent history.
Don't see it if You would like think that art can change the world. Very competent, but not powerful, preaching to the converted as here, doesn't do it.
See it if you'd enjoy a creative re-telling of police killings using puppets, poems, songs, life-size books & props to focus on each victim's last day
Don't see it if you admired Lorca's "Blood Wedding"  because the sad stories of 5 Americans gunned down by cops have little to do with Lorca's play