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Premiering Wednesday January 9, 2008 at the Public Theater at 8pm
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This Place is a Desert
conceived and directed by Jay Scheib, Produced by Shoshana Polanco

With Performances by: Caleb Hammond, Sarita Choudhury, Thomas Keating, Aimee Phelan-Deconinck, Jorge Rubio, April Sweeney, Eric Dean Scott, and Tanya Selvaratnam

Stage and Lighting Design by Peter Ksander , Video Design Jay Scheib with additional video design by Leah Gelpe, Sound by Leah Gelpe, additional sound Catherine McCurry, StageManager Belina Mizrahi, Camera operation Karl Allen, Dramaturgy by Zishan Ugurlu, Peter Campbell, Emilie Slaby, Assistant Director, Emilie Slaby and Kenneth Roraback,

Playing January 9-20; Wed 9th at 8pm; Fri 11th at 9.30pm; Sat 12 at 2pm; Sun 13th at 7pm; Wed 16th at 7pm; Sat 19th at 4pm; Sun 20th at 7pm Tickets Available Here

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This Place is a Desert
She wants to disappear into the landscape but settles for an affair. It doesn’t help. She feels worse. This is a play is about wanting to feel worse; a motion portrait parody of human loves and human emotion increasingly diminished. This Place is a Desert. See the action in fragments—through windows, reflected in mirrors, through partially-drawn curtains and projected live onto a wide screen looming above the stage architecture. A lone cinematographer careens through the wreckage of bankers and writers, nuclear disasters and nuclear engineers—all of them accidents that might better have been avoided. Partially seen and partially screened, four lovers demolish each other in an attempt to defy their irreparable loneliness.
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