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The Public presents a crash course in international theater with Under the Radar

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UNDER THE RADAR 2006
(International Edition)


Hosted by The Public Theater
JANUARY 19-23

Featuring 14 performances by groups from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, The Netherlands, South Africa, South Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Under the Radar 2006 (International Edition) is a celebration of a world of theater: contemporary, independent, experimental, but most crucially - alive and immediate. This crash course in international theater features some of the world's most adventurous and provocative artists, many of them performing for the first time in New York and the U.S. Experience some of the best shows the world has to offer in this intensive five day festival. Under the Radar is produced by Mark Russell.

Under the Radar Public Pass: Crash it for $60!
Six of fourteen performances will be held at The Public Theater, see below for details!
Package includes:
  • A ticket to the 5 paid performances playing at The Public Theater*
  • $5 off the ticket price for all shows at other locations (please book off-site tickets with individual theaters)
  • Admittance to the Opening Night Reception on January 19, food and beverage included.

**Passes must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability.

To purchase a pass, call 212-260-2400!

For a complete schedule of the festival, including performances housed in other theaters, www.telecharge.com
Or visit The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette St.
(Box Office open Sun-Mon 1-6pm, Tues-Sat 1-7:30pm)

Shadows
by William Yang
U.S. PREMIERE
Jan. 20 at 4:30PM, Jan. 21 at 4:30PM,
Jan. 22 at 9PM, Jan. 23 at 2PM
Tickets: $25

Through William Yang's eyes, dispossession becomes Shadows, a moving account of two people - the Australian Aborigines and the migrant Germans in South Australia - who have suffered under ignorance and fear. Hauntingly underscored by Colin Offord and his original instruments, Yang's monologues are accompanied by literally hundreds of slides projected from multiple projectors. Part documentary, part personal observation, Yang offers an unselfconscious, affecting and wry meditation on reconciliation.

This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body.

Rehearsal.Hamletby Cia dos Atores
U.S. PREMIERE
Jan. 19 at 7PM, Jan. 20 at 12:30PM, Jan. 21 at 8:30PM, Jan. 22 at 3PM, Jan. 23 at 8:30PM
Tickets: $25
Recommended for ages 18 and above

Sure, there's that little matter of whether "to be or not to be" to consider — but before Hamlet can get around to that, he and his stage companions have toasters, wheelchairs, inflatable dolls, hairdryers and irons to deal with. An explosive retelling of the Shakespearean masterpiece as seen through the wildly inventive and cracked lens of one of Rio de Janeiro's most highly regarded theater groups, Cia dos Atores, in which humor and Brazilian-ness provide a bold, contemporary aesthetic mix.

Big 2nd Episode (show/business) by Superamas
Jan. 19 at 8PM, Jan. 20 at 9PM, Jan. 21 at 1PM, Jan. 22 at 5PM
Tickets: $25
Recommended for ages 18 and above


In this darkly comic funhouse critique of consumer culture two men meet a pretty stewardess and begin to flirt. Scenes repeat. Perceptions slip. The wages of desire emerge as glimpses of global economics, war, and workplace politics bubble up when least expected. Superamas splices and dices reality shows, soap operas, conceptual art, and Hollywood icons in a wickedly malicious examination of seduction and ideology.

Made possible with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in the United States. First U.S. presentation at The Kitchen 2005

Kommer by Kassys
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Jan. 20 at 10AM, Jan. 21 at 9PM,
Jan. 22 at 1PM, Jan. 23 at 7PM
Tickets: $25

How do we deal with unfathomable grief? By surrounding ourselves with friends? Dead flowers? Easy listening music? A tender and hilarious portrayal of human fragility rendered in 50% theater and 50% film, Kommer displays the beauty of human success and failure while exposing the "little angles" of large human suffering.

The 2006 North American tour of Kommer has been made possible in part with funding from the Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York.

My Armby Tim Crouch
Jan. 20 at 8PM, Jan. 21 at 3PM,
Jan. 22 at 8PM, Jan. 23 at 4PM
Tickets: $25
Recommended for ages 18 and above

A startling play about a boy who holds one arm above his head and never takes it down. A story of bloody-mindedness, modern art and how the things we do when we're ten stick with us for life - told through the animation of everyday objects supplied by the audience. Mesmerizing, audacious, painfully funny and universally acclaimed, My Arm was the critical discovery of the Edinburgh Festival 2003 and the Brits Off-Broadway series at 59 E 59 in 2004.

The Days of the Sledgehammer Have Gone
by Lone Twin NEW YORK PREMIERE Jan. 20 at 9:30AM — 6:45PM
Tickets: FREE!

Built from work songs, square dances and old jokes, this is a unique performance event that attempts a meeting between the liquidity that constitutes 80% of our body's physicality and the network of rivers, lakes and streams that give shape to a land's human geography. A piece that laughs at cold winds and smiles in the face of driving rain.

Both My Arm and The Days of the Sledgehammer Have Gone are made possible with support from the British Council USA.





Under the Radar 2006 is supported by a grant to Arts Presenters from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to help stimulate touring in American theater. Additional funding for the festival comes from The National Performance Network, the Ford Foundation, the British Council, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), The Austrian Cultural Forum, the Australia Council and The Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York.


*The Days of the Sledgehammer Have Gone is sold out.


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