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One Will Speak,The Other is Dead, and Lang Theatre is Alive this Weekend


Playing for four performances only, this year’s fall theater production from Lang College is One Will Speak /The Other is Dead a new work written, directed and designed by Kenneth Sean Collins, the artistic director of Temporary Distortion. Inspired by August Strindberg’s Damascus Trilogy, the piece is a looping, nonlinear evening of performance, installation, video art and live music.

The show, which opened last night, lasts about three hours, and is different in that the audience may arrive at various times during the show and come and go as they please.  Director and designer Kenneth Sean Collins explains, “The audience moves around because there is a certain relationship between the viewer and the work that is important to me. It has to do with proximity and intimacy and how the audience reads the piece. It is a totally different relationship sitting in the front row versus the back of the house. I want everyone to have that front row relationship. I want the audience to be able to be six feet from the performers.”

It is not too late to catch experience this unique show at the Theatro Latea, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd floor. Performances continue through Sunday, November 18.  For tonight and tomorrow’s shows you can arrive at any of the following times: 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30 p.m. For Sunday ‘s matinee you can arrive at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, or 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID and are available at the theatre beginning an hour before the performance.

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