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Crushing Baby Animals

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The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue

Queens, NY 11101

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Crushing Baby Animals is a semi-autobiographical original play that follows two millennial women as they travel through space, time and the human mind. Using physical theatre, multimedia and a healthy dose of humor, this meta work explores the post-modern obsession with self-image, and the traumatic absurdity of making art.

Long Island City. 2019. In an ego-driven and narcissistic world, two women possess the distinct anxiety of calling themselves artists. (Specifically, running an underfunded theatre company together in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.) As a last ditch effort before they throw in the proverbial towel and become accountants, the pair begin work on what they hope will be their magnum opus, an ambitious and hellish physical-theatre adaptation of Dante’s Inferno. However, things take a strange turn one day when they make a startling discovery: since childhood they have shared a disturbing nightmare. In their dreams the two women struggle over and over again to save an overwhelming number of adorable baby animals, inadvertently crushing them all.

With that realization, the universe is ripped open and the two women are sucked through a wormhole into a timeless Ether. In a space that is nowhere and everywhere, they are forced to face the true nature of reality and their antagonistic Dopplegangers.

With a dash of quantum physics and theatrical magic, audiences will join the two on an uncharted adventure through parallel dimensions and personal hells, facing the perils of the human psyche, and the absurd pitfalls of human identity.

Please be aware this production contains strobe light use. Crushing Baby Animals is an immersive production, and the audience will be following the action around the space for a portion of the show. Please email us at info@dirtcontained.com if you require a seat for the duration of the production, or if you are unable to tolerate strobe lights and we will make arrangements for you.

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The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue

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