RATIONS: A New Performance about Food and Eating

7:30 PM  - 8:30 PM
Friday Apr 19, 2013
Theater Building

RATIONS is a performance assemblage of many interrelated histories.  It juxtaposes original writing about a range of local topics – table-settings, family foods, cooking, eating disorders – with global concerns and statistics about food production, labor conditions, and war rations.  Its materials are poems, assembly-line images, research into tall grass prairie restoration and bread baking.  RATIONS considers the human as well as the non-human, and asserts that we are always assemblages of both, as we take in and digest and reformulate ourselves and the material world.

RATIONS begins with small-cast outdoor performances playing continuously for 50 minutes ahead of each indoor Mainstage performance.  Audiences may go in any order through five outdoor shows, each six minutes long. The performers and the audience meet in the Janet Wallace Mainstage Theater for the onstage performance, which lasts about 60 minutes. Schedules and maps for the outdoor site-specific performances can be downloaded from the Macalester Theatre and Dance website, or picked up from the Campus Center or Fine Arts Commons lobby. Site specific performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and move to the Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, 13, 18, and 19; site specific performances begin at 1 p.m. and move to the Mainstage at 2 p.m. on April 14. All performances are free. For more information, call 651-696-6359.

 

Contact: Jeanne Arntzen, 651-696-6394

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Theatre and Dance

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