Crushing Baby Animals
Opening night: July 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM
The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Additional dates: July 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st at 8:00 PM
Tickets between $15 and $25
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 post-modern obsession with self-image, and the traumatic absurdity of making art.
Long Island City. 2019. It’s opening night of Tana and Maria’s adaptation of Dante’s Inferno and the audience is about to arrive. This is it. One truly hellish last ditch effort to make it or break it as a small theatre company before they throw in the proverbial towel and become accountants. Tana and Maria aren’t just close, they’ve been working together for almost 10 years, through all the personal baggage, their flaws, their highs and lows ...and the impending doom of corporate development. As they scramble to prepare for the house to open, an uncanny feeling washes over them. Suddenly, they remember the events of last night’s dream: since childhood, they have both been plagued with the same outrageous nightmare, each struggling to save a rapidly multiplying swarm of cute baby animals and uncontrollably smashing them all. But last night, Tana and Maria weren’t alone, they were crushing baby animals together. (Is that even possible...can two people share a dream?)
With the explosion of two colliding nightmares, a cosmic wormhole is opened, sucking Tana and Maria into a space that is everywhere and nowhere, landing them face to face with their own maniacal Doppelgängers ...
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.