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    AUDIT illustrates the question of human value, or rather, how we attach a "$" to a human life. Inspired by the federal September 11th fund and the ethically dubious cash awards given to victims' families, the performance dissects why one life is worth more than another. The world of the play is an exaggeration of the American dream — suburbia. 3 families in 3 identical little houses — and a judge who watches their every move, makes value adjustments, chooses who will live & die based upon their qualifications and status; and determines how much they're worth, once dead. The audience watches these people compete with one another for status as they struggle to keep going as the stakes grow increasingly more difficult. "The audience surrounds each translucent house and watches the different families, who move and act identically, and play out their very disparate lives." Says Brian Rogers describing AUDIT's unique site-specific staging in the former Dryden & Palmer Confectionary Co. "This is the first major production in our new space, and we will use nearly all 14,000 square feet of it! We are only blocks away from PS 1 and the MoMA, so we are making our miniature suburban houses open as an installation on Saturdays between 12 and 5." The Chocolate Factor is a remarkable addition to the neighborhood as a combination of exhibition, performance & artist studio spaces. Theater et al was most recently known for their critically acclaimed production about fundamentalism — FUNDAMENTAL at HERE.

    Dates:  April 9, 2004 - May 8, 2004
    Schedule:  Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Mon. 7 p.m.
    Venue:  The Chocolate Factory, 44-02 23rd Street, 4th Floor, Long Island City, Queens
    Price:  $15, Queens residents pay what you want on Mondays
    Tickets/info:  (718) 482-7069

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