Celebrate the holidays with Liminal's multimedia update of this 1972 black comedy.
In this (literally) biting social satire, Phoebe Zeitgeist is an alien intelligence sent to Earth to investigate human democracy in action. Sadly, Phoebe has a problem—she learns our language, but can't figure out US.
Audiences are invited to wander through Liminal's 360-degree Fassbinder fantasia to witness the serenades of the living, the dead, the virtually living, and the virtually dead.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: substance abuse, holiday blues, sexual harassment, semiotics, societal complacency, firearms, fetishes, Donald J. Trump, structuralism, choking, privileged classes behaving badly, blood sucking, suicide, Hegel.
8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland
One weekend only:
Thursday, December 8 at 7:30
Friday, December 9 at 7:30 and 9:30
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 and 9:30
Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 and 7:30
Featuring Fassbinder zines by Going Places.
With Carissa Burkett (soprano) as Phoebe Zeitgeist
And performances by Linda Austin, Evan Corcoran, Carla Grant, Wayne Haythorn,
Eleanor Johnson, Don Kern, Alex Reagan, Danielle Ross, Todd Van Voris
Written by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Translated by Denis Calandra
Directed by John Berendzen
Developed by John Berendzen, Evan Corcoran and the ensemble
Video design by Frank Bieberkopf
Original music by John Berendzen
Video and media tech: Jared Lee, Sharon Porter, Ben Purdy, John Berendzen
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