For immediate release
Contact: Bryan Markovitz
503 890 2993
From March 16 to April 15, 2000, Liminal Performance will present Austrian writer Peter Handke’s latest play, Die Stunde da wir nights voneinander wußten, or The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other.
Handke’s new work features the comings and goings of more than 400 characters who pass by one another without speaking a single word. What is he doing? Is she on her way, or is she coming back? Are they strangers or are they carrying out a prearranged meeting?
In the silence of the square, Handke returns the magic of storytelling to the spectator, while quietly revealing that our rapid culture may no longer seeks language to bring a community together. Indeed, as the play advances further into the hinterland of the surreal, the question arises—is community still possible?
Peter Handke's widely acclaimed plays have been translated into every major language and performed around the world. Handke shook the theatrical world with early works like Offending the Audience and Kaspar. Handke is also the author of screenplays (Wings of Desire) and prose works (most recently, His Jukebox and Other Essays on Storytelling).
Continuing Liminal’s multi-disciplinary approach to performance, this in-progress project will also feature the work of visual, sound and culinary artists who have produced an edible pre-performance gallery installation, digital sound design, original photography and slide media.
AT THE METROPOLITAN ART STUDIO
Standard Dairy #13, 2808 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. [at Graham]
March 16 - April 15, 2000
Thursdays - Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.
$10 includes drinks/hors d'oeuvres
Reservations recommended, seating is limited.