Sleeping with Strangers
American Performance Art meets Beijing Opera
Friday, February 8 2008Bowker Auditorium 8:00 pm
Tickets $20, $15; Youth 17 & under $12; Five College Students $10, $7
Sleeping with Strangers is an ironically funny and unflinchingly honest dive into the consciousness (and unconsciousness) of the two countries, as embodied in the personas of Kwong and Peng. The two men ruthlessly and hilariously skewer the irrationalities of governments, cultures, and individuals as they explore relationships - between the East and West, between Karl Marx and Bill Gates, fathers and sons, the known and the unknown.
The artists utilize an array of performative approaches: monologue, Chinese opera, Western-style theater, multimedia, poetry and slapstick comedy. Sleeping with Strangers challenges the slumber of ignorance, antagonism, and separation, ultimately leaving us with questions about a global vision of mutual respect, awareness and understanding.
Sleeping w/Strangers: 20th AnniversarySpringfield Chinese Language Program
Wednesday, February 6 2008 Springfield's Central High School
,6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sleeping with Strangers: Guest LectureTheater 130
Wednesday, February 6 2008 Bartlett 109
,3:30 pm to 4:20 pm