Next Wave Festival: Leonard Cohen is Dead; To Fly Again; Pebble
Leonard Cohen is Dead -- Crime is acceptable and dead singers lead the world. Physical, explosive and with the mania of a Richard Foreman wild universe, Jerry Mouawad's newest original mash-up takes influences from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Jean Genet’s Splendid's and sci-fi horror. (This play has nothing to do with the real Leonard Cohen.)
To Fly Again -- Mad Max, Ionesco and Beckett are inspirations for Mouawad’s desert playground where "there is nothing to be done." A revival of last spring’s smash hit, four dancers and a roaming percussionist clash and collide with a clan of four clowns (à la Marx Brothers) in a beautiful, yet barren, landscape.
Pebble -- Creator of The Reunion, The Dinner and Fallout, Carol Triffle puts up her latest work Pebble—a world where a brother interrogates his sister in a mysterious who-not-done-it and she leaves him with only “I’ll tell you later, kid.”