Performing Arts - Theater | December 15 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances
For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The companys latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an explorationpart celebration, part inquisitionof the moral murkiness of Pepys legacy as statesman and notorious philanderer, juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, the playwright Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at pepysdiary.com.
$54 (prices subject to change)
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