The Anthropologists (Malini Singh McDonald, Producer) are pleased to present the World Premiere of their newest devised piece, NO MAN’S LAND, directed by Melissa Moschitto (Give Us Bread at Milagro Theatre/CSV; Mahalla with Jewish Plays Project at the 2013 Berkshire Fringe) at TheaterLab (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) November 17-December 11, with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5pm (no performances on November 24 & 25). Tickets ($15; $12 students & seniors; $20 at the door) are available online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10122309 or by calling 866-811-4111. The show will run approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.
If a modern day fairy tale is a dream come true, then whose dream does it belong to and at what cost? Four actors set out to wrestle to the stage the true story of American Dad, Jeremiah Heaton, who planted a flag in the African desert to make his daughter a real Princess. They attempt to expose this modern day fairy tale’s roots in systemic racism and white privilege. What follows is an outrageous, inappropriate and sometimes painful confrontation with their own bias as they take the journey to a new story.
The cast will feature Michael Ables, Mariah Freda, Jean Goto, and Brian Demar Jones with Lighting/Projection Design by Nic Christopher, Set Design by Sarah Edkins, Sound Design by Christopher Gillard, and Costume Design by Lux Haac, and Dramaturgy by Lynde Rosario. Production Stage Manager will be Allison Newcombe.
THE ANTHROPOLOGISTS are dedicated to the collaborative creation of investigative theatre that inspires action. Rooted in research and community engagement and shaped by contemporary dance and physical theatre techniques, we’re committed to exploring current social topics from an anthropological perspective in order to break down and unleash cultural discoveries.