MY BARBARIAN: Broke People's Baroque Peoples' Theater

MY BARBARIAN: Broke People's Baroque Peoples' Theater

West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus, Troy, NY

March 30, 2012 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

In conjunction with Troy Night Out...

The LA-based performance troupe My Barbarian presents their latest collaborative work. Evoking a number of theatrical styles—from Baroque spectacle to camp drag—the piece presents the absurdities of the American financial crisis as a performance of wastefulness, trashiness, and class warfare.  The characters are the latest in a series of collective alter-egos My Barbarian has assumed over the past decade which confront their internal conflicts over patronage, money, artistic quality, and other mythologies.  Structured as a play-within-a-game- within-a-play, this performance is an découpage of detoured theater texts, ornate musical numbers, and masked interactions.  Music by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, and scenic design and costumes by Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade.

This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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