Wednesday, November 21st at 8:15pm
The form and content of the piece challenge the definition and use of “technology.” Several performers take turns embodying the main character, Harmonia, who has a hole burnt into the center of her vision from a desperate attempt to “read” the sun. For the rest of her life she can see only with her periphery, nothing directly in front of her. During the play she travels on a CTA train, where she is pulled by fragmented advertisements into the myth-world of Cadmus, the king of Thebes who brought the phonetic alphabet from Phoenicia to Greece.
Song, dance, and myth overlap to tell this story inspired by a second-hand story of true events, and a performative translation of Marshall McLuhan’s “Understanding Media.”