DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
a performance for a sleeping audience
Conceived as a literal dream play—the work is performed for an audience that is encouraged to experience the piece while they fall in and out of sleep. This durational performance installation invites the audience to take an immersive journey through Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”—an epic love story between a stone and a flower, framed by a dizzying series of metaphysical dreams.
|Fri May 9||5p-12m||1st Dream||A Life Misspent|
|Tue May 13||5p-12m||2nd Dream||Vain Longing|
|Wed May 14||5p-12m||3rd Dream||Separation from Dear Ones|
|Thu May 15||5p-12m||4th Dream||Spurned by the World|
|Fri May 16||5p-12m||5th Dream||Union of Enemies|
SPECIAL OVERNIGHT PERFORMANCES
|Sat May 10||5p-6a||DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER|
|Sat May 17||5p-6a||DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER|
Admission is free. donate
Audience members may arrive, depart, and return at any time.
(But your seat or spot is not guaranteed if you leave and then return).
Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience has been supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Nancy Quinn Fund and Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund — programs of A.R.T./NY; The MacDowell Colony; a creative development residency at Mount Tremper Arts; The Performing Garage Presents which is made possible by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; a commission from Mass Live Arts; Duke Department of Theater Studies’ Theater Previews New Works Lab; Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s Prelude; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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