Episode Five: She Who Sees and Hears the Cries of the World
EP05 of The Institute of Visionary History and the Archives of the Deep Now is our THIRTEENTH PRODUCTION! Which is fitting because it is about a family curse. It runs for three more nights only, and then you will be cursed to never have seen it, so get one of the few remaining tickets now!
Episode Six: A Horse by the Tail in the Night
Returning by popular demand! Episode Six of The Institute of Visionary History and the Archives of the Deep Now. This self-contained episode is an 8-hour durational performance. You may chose the length of your stay.
Two obscure aristocrats are fated to dine together indefinitely over the course of an evening that will not cease. Cursed with abundance, they chew away the hours, their food and drink complemented with the bitter fruits of their recollections; spiced with regret and desire, mellowed with well-worn stories. Any attempt to exhaust the inexhaustible is doomed to fail. But like a finely cured meat there is pleasure to be had in consuming the decay and even more in sharing it with whom you may.
Actualized by Francisco Benavides and Lisi Stoessel.
As a set of stories are told and re-told over the course of eight (yes, 8) hours, the audience has a choice: Stay for an hour and experience one course of a larger meal? Stay for a longer stretch as the stories evolve and devolve? Drop in and out over the course of the day? Purchase your tickets accordingly.
The Institute will arrange a special debriefing area for this episode where you can continue to view the experiment once your time in the main space is up. You will be allowed to remain in the debriefing area for as long as you wish. All attendees will be invited to return at 8pm to celebrate that which we have wrought.
Black Nativity is a retelling of Langston Hughes’ classic Nativity story in scripture, verse, song and dance. The show features traditional Christmas songs sung in gospel style with a few songs arranged specifically for this production by Cedric D. Lyles.