A Serious Banquet is a devised piece structured around the party Picasso threw for the painter Henri Rousseau in 1908 as recorded by Gertrude Stein in “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.” The piece that gives a sense of what it’s like to be inside a Picasso painting – to explore the world from a Cubist perspective, to see the world as he painted it, and to translate some of his paintings into movement, sound, smell, and taste. Dance a painting, eat a painting, hear a painting, and smell a painting. In other words, this is a symbolist synaesthetic theatre piece that is not a biography of Picasso, or an art history lecture about his paintings, but a multi-sensory experience of what it is like to be inside his paintings. The goal is to take the audience through a way of thinking and being as embodied in his art.
Admission includes appetizers, drinks, dinner, and desert!
Want to come along?
- Purchase your ticket for the June 11, 9:30 show. Use the discount code WIRTH to get a $15 discount.
- Attend A Serious Banquet. Enjoy appetizers, wine, dinner, desert, and the show!
- Afterwards, find Jeff Wirth, identity yourself as a part of Interactive Expeditions, and join in a post-show conversation the cast about the experience.
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 9:30 pm
Location: Judson Church, 239 Thompson Street (Side Entrance) New York NY 10012
Tickets: $60 (only $45 with Interactive Expeditions discount code, see below)
Restrictions: Must be 21 years or older to attend this performance
Note: A Serious Banquet is neither created nor produced by Wirth Creative.