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SITI Company
USA

bobrauschenbergamerica

By Charles L. Mee

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 27 Sep - 29 Sep 7.30pm
29 Sep - 30 Sep 3.00pm
Duration 1hr 45mins (no interval)



Directed by Anne Bogart
Created & performed by SITI Company

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bobrauschenbergamerica is a fantastical road trip through the American landscape, written as Robert Rauschenberg, one of America's greatest living artists, might have conceived it had he been a playwright instead of a painter.
 
Rauschenberg’s work has spanned nearly 50 years and encompassed a breathtaking array of media from painting to sculpture to set design and photography.
 
Travelling easily through time, the play is a glorious collage of images and sensations taking us from Rauschenberg’s childhood home to a New York cafe to the open road. This kaleidoscope of people and places, love stories and picnics, business schemes and shootings, chicken jokes and golfing, results in an unconventional portrait of America: a land of endless vistas, heartbreaking disappointments and unbridled optimism.
 
Drawing liberally from a variety of sources, Mee (whom Festival audiences may remember as one of the writers of No Comment in 2004) and Anne Bogart (recipient of two Obie Awards, a Bessie Award, a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller Fellowship) have woven together a tapestry of moments in time that provide us not only with a window on our past, but a glimpse into our future.
 
 
“a liberating, life-giving work of art” Chicago Tribune
 
 
What Do We Think?
Charles L. Mee’s is a blisteringly original new playwriting voice whose work is thus far undervalued in Europe. His ongoing partnership with SITI is one of the most exciting pairings in contemporary American theatre.
 
 
Talking Theatre
Anne Bogart’s keynote address to the Irish Theatre Institute and Irish Theatrical Diaspora conferences.
Oct 4, 10.30am. Project Arts Centre.
 
 
           
           
   
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