Doors at 7PM
Hunger is set in a rural village and a regional capital in modern China and deals with a family's struggle to make sense of their son's suicide, which he committed after a shocking crime. The couple is split over the question of whether to perform a minghun, a traditional ceremony in which two corpses are buried in a combined wedding/funeral ceremony to send the soul into the afterlife with a partner. It is about the collision of modern secular China with "superstition," and more broadly about empathy and forgiveness in the most trying of circumstances.
A post-show artist/audience dialogue will be led by Tony and Obie award winning playwright, screenwriter and librettist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Kung Fu).
March 22, 2014 • 7:30 PM
BRIClab: Anna Moench HUNGER
Newly relaunched, BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 7 to 10-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose Artist Studio with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-progress showings followed by an artist/audience conversation series moderated by leaders from the cultural community.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
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