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    Bread & Circus 3099

    Jack Shamblin and Nicole Zaray have created an absurdist, ridiculous play that asks the question, "What will rebellion be in the Biological Age?" Their answer is a high-tech "canned adventure" in which a couple of boring old clones chase the "irregular girl" through the "forbidden world" of 3099. The lush, sophisticated multimedia production is one part "Logan's Run," one part Absurdism and one part Theatre of the Ridiculous. All roles but one are played by Shamblin and Zaray. A thousand years into our future, an Entertainment Mechanic goes too far when she drags her assigned companion, a Karma Worker, into Tumultua, the forbidden realm of junkyard genetics and mutating biospheres, searching for an "irregular girl" played by Hadas Gil-Bar. The economy of New York in 3099 is plummeting and the Aggregate has hired an Information Specialist and the Bounty Huntress to bring the pair back at all costs (these characters being played by the authors, in a series of switcheroos). Along the way mutant locals join them in a hilarious night of mad DNA chase scenes and mystical dance music. The show employs layers of acting, dancing, dialogue, TV monitors and other multimedia props. It mocks and mimics the concepts of human cloning and making all things "corporate." Written in a character-driven, intelligent, farcical style, it is flavored with clever use of multiple video projections and song.

    Dates:  Feb. 27, 2003 - March 16, 2003
    Schedule:  Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m.
    Venue:  La Mama Experimental Theater, 74A East 4th St.
    Price:  $20
    Tickets/info:  (212) 475-7710


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