161A Chrystie Street
(between Rivington and Delancey Street)
New York, NY 10002
Subway: F to Second Avenue, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring Street, M to Essex Street, B/D to Grand Street
3 2′s; or AFAR, a Mondo Can_ Commission
$15 (advance); $18 (door)
Set in a haunted puppet theater, 3 2’s; or AFAR is a meditation on philosopher Martin Heidegger’s “Dialogue on Language between a Japanese and an Inquirer”, the presence of certain suspicious and abandoned footwear, as well as an exploration of the Japanese notion of IKI (coquetry).
From the critically acclaimed playwright and linguistic gymnast, Mac Wellman, comes a new play about what endangers, what is near, and what is nearer than that. A strange encounter between a young Puppeteer and a Stranger leads to an eerie reawakening of lost 20th century philosophy, enacted by a boot and a shoe.
By Mac Wellman
Directed by Meghan Finn
Designed by Brian Aldous and Kyle Chepulis
Produced by Leslie Strongwater
Featuring Jan Leslie Harding, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Quinlan Corbett and Sophie Nimmannit
Mac Wellman’s recent work includes The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (with composer David Lang) at Montclair and 1965 UU for performer Paul Lazar, and directed by Stephen Mellor at the Chocolate Factory. He is also working on two plays for chorus: The Invention of Tragedy (Classic Stage Company), and Nine Days Falling commissioned by the Stuck Pigs Company of Melbourne, Australia.