June 14 - June 23, 2019
CultureHub | 47 Great Jones St (3rd Floor)
Friday 6pm-9pm & Saturday-Sunday 2pm-5pm
On a foggy night in a cemetery, the waves have washed away the land, claiming all the graves except for two. From these graves, two unlikely companions' voices emerge amidst the sounds of a military march, a player piano, and the sea. They battle with their pasts and contend with what looms just beyond.
The action of the original production of Balls, written by Paul Foster in 1964, consisted of two ping pong balls floating and swaying like pendulums in and out of a spotlight. Re-imagined in 2019 by CultureHub and the Great Jones Repertory Company, audience members will be laid to rest in their own geodesic dome as an audio-visual installation washes over them.
Balls is part of an initiative between CultureHub and La MaMa to explore works from the La MaMa Archive and re-discover them in a new media context.
The immersive play experience will take approximately 45 minutes and can accommodate two audience members per showing.
Paul Foster - Writer
Arthur Adair - Director
Billy Clark - Creative Producing and Set Design
John King - Sound Design
Oren Shoham - Creative Coding
Sangmin Chae - Creative Technologist
DeAndra Anthony - Technical Director
Mattie McMaster - Project Manager
Jon DeVries, Charley Hayward, Onni Johnson, Chris Wild, Sara Galassini, John Gutierrez, Valois Mickens, and Yuna Clark