Beth Nixon (LTA ’10) of Ramshackle Enterprises and Sarah Lowry (ACG ’08) of The Missoula Oblongata present “Below and Beyond” a new play about urban camouflage, immortal jellyfish, natural gas extraction and an underground creek turned sewer. With accordion music by Matthew Schreiber and directed by Donna Sellinger. May 7 at 7:30pm at the Underground Arts at the Wolf Building (340 N 12th St.) May 8 at 7:30 pm at The Beaumont Warehouse (between 50th and 51st on Beaumont in West Philly). Tickets sliding scale $7-15
Inspired by the long-submerged Mill Creek of West Philadelphia, as well as current debate about fracking in Pennsylvania, this original play explores the complications of what lies beneath our feet. Using puppets, pulleys, movement, and maps, the performance examines the intricacies of extraction and recognizes a waterway that continues to resurface. Tree house, houseboat and bunker dwellers unite amidst an invasion of urban water buffalo. All this, plus a one-man band!
East coast tour with 2 shows here in Philly! Performance lasts about an hour and a half and is geared toward adult audiences and kids ages 10 and up.