Out There 2018
Celebrating 30 years of Out There! Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, this beloved annual blowout of some of the world’s most intriguing experimental theater and performance works offers an invitation to open your mind, brave the cold, and get Out There with us this January. And don’t miss the workshops, talks, and the chance to hang out with the artists post-show in the Cityview Room Bar. All Out There performances are $25 ($20 Walker members)
Teatro El Público: Antigonón, un contingente épico
Thursday–Saturday, January 4–6, 8 pm
$25 ($20 Walker members)
With sharp humor and shocking currency, director Carlos Diaz—Havana’s leading provocateur in the underground counterculture of fashion, theater, and drag—confronts the tyrannical themes of Sophocles’s tragedy Antigone. In this internationally acclaimed production, highly physical performers don exotically absurd costumes at a rapid-fire pace. While doing so, they guide us through flashbacks set against a backdrop of archival news footage that connects the past with the present in unnerving and profound ways. This work exemplifies the resilience of Cuban pride and national identity in the face of strife, oppression, exile, and disillusionment.
In Spanish with English supertitles. Contains mature content, including nudity and newsreel depictions of violence.
Presented in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 (on view November 11, 2017–March 18, 2018).