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Big Art’s “Broke House” at Abrons Arts Center

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If you didn’t get to see “Broke House,” by Big Art Group at this year’s American Realness Festival, you have another chance.  The new production made a big impression in its debut — so the Abrons Arts Center is bringing it back for a three week run starting this Friday night.

Inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Broke House is certainly relevant to the times.  As the title suggests, everything is falling apart, as an unconventional family struggles under the weight of the foreclosure crisis, Occupy Wall Street and societal upheaval.  On a bare stage, the Company constructs and dismantles a skeleton of a house, as a documentary filmmaker records their every move.

The Drama review said of this production:

True to their name, Big Art Group’s performances are big in every possible way: prismatic visuals hurtle across a panoply of screens, dazzling with flashing colors; strange conjunctions of video imagery captured live by a battery of cameras and spliced together in real time, ambush the eye; digital soundscapes thrum, groan, and roar at synesthesia- inducing volumes.

For show and ticket information, visit the Abrons web site.


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