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    Atomic City

    Living surrounded by secrets is a weird existence. Ask any resident of Oak Ridge, TN, the city established in the early 1940s as a base for the Manhattan Project. The parents of writer/performer Jon Morris ("Fuerzabruta," Cirque du Soleil, Theatre de la Jeune Lune) moved there and he was born there. The city's history and its culture of secrecy were inspiration for "Atomic City," an international interdisciplinary theatre collaboration between Morris and the Danish physical theatre company Terra Nova (www.t-nova.org), featuring award winning actors, dancers and musicians from the US, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Guatemala.

    "Atomic City" is a tragic-comedy of two families (father, mother, and son; father, daughter, and son) who live in a secret city surrounded by a great wall on opposite sides of a fence. The families work for the same "Cause" and for the same person, the Gatekeeper, who uses the families' slight differences to breed suspicion, fear, and eventually hatred as they unknowingly help him build a bomb. Bohr and his wife may beam about such "homey" comforts as her delicious pecan pies, but Oak Ridge is only a Norman Rockwell world as it might have been written by the magical realist Haruki Murakami. Or rather, it's like Dr. Suess' "Butter Battle Book," where small conflicts escalate from small unimportant issues to grotesque exaggerations. The piece employs simple poetic scenarios mixed with total-theater experiences, beautiful choreography, live music, and interactive games. At one point, a water weapons arms race culminates in an interactive game of Battleship

    Dates:  Sept. 11, 2008 - Sept. 28, 2008
    Schedule:  Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm plus Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.
    Venue:  La Mama Experimental Theater, 74A East 4th St.
    Price:  $25; $20 seniors and students
    Tickets/info:  (212) 475-7710


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