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In Machias – 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act (A Play)

Posted March 14, 2013, at 10:20 a.m.

****You are invited to attend a new and dynamic play presented in Machias on Friday March 15th, at The Machias Grange on Elm street.

**8:00pm showtime, admission donations are welcome but not required. For more info contact pipparhee@gmail.com

About the play….

In the wilds of Siberia, Charles Darwin goes off search of the Yeti. The Yeti (if she exists) enters a radio station’s dance contest, hoping to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to a place that doesn’t exist yet. Darwin’s research companion—a little brown bat—tries to win back the love of the radio station’s electromagnetic emissions—but how could that ever end happily? Meanwhile, Siberia’s caves are home to a secretive tribe of ropemakers—but their disintegrating family structure may cause their ancient craft to be lost forever. Through the lens of the real life allegory of the Flying Wallendas’ famous high-wire act, two performers on a tiny stage unfold Darwin’s laboratory, unfurl anatomic diagrams of the yeti, and try to tease out the difference between miracles and non-miracles.

[Written by Donna Oblongata (member of The Missoula Oblongata, Wham City, and producer/director of the 2012 production Less Miserable). Designed and performed by Donna Oblongata & Patrick Costello (visual artist extraordinaire and also a star of Less Miserable). Directed by Sarah Lowry (member of The Missoula Oblongata, assistant director of Less Miserable)]

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