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Different • Final Performance

  • The Swan Theatre 1213 Parkway Drive Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

A New Theatrical Creation

Theater Grottesco presents Different, the company’s 16th original production. Different is a structured improvisation. The company has been working for a year on ensemble, the foundation of Greek Chorus and Tragedy. They will recount an adaption of the story of Joan of Arc, but without memorized text or choreography. Who tells each step of the story, how the details are added, and how the powerful Grottesco physicality weaves it into something that might be considered a musical composition is something that will be different every night and can only be experienced live.

This is a bold form of theatrical storytelling that most have never seen before. Longtime collaborator, Patrick Mehaffy, has delivered an adaptation of the Joan of Arc story with surprising twists and redemption. The ensemble has twisted it further.

In Grottesco’s world of physical theatre, ensemble is where the actors create moving imagery, like a dynamic painting. They come to know their fellow performers so well that the audience can witness the artistic equivalent of basketball’s no-look pass, an antidote for the age of individualism, and a reminder of the magical possibilities of working together and of live theatre.

Performers are: Karen Light, Susan Skeele, Susie Perkins, Robin Duda, Myriah Duda, and long-time Grottesco member Danielle Reddick, under the guidance of Grottesco’s founder, John Flax.

Strange and unexpected connections to our lives and times leap from the stage in daring bursts, as the Grottesco performers fly without the net of memorized text and rehearsed choreography.

Thursday • November 14 • 7:30 p.m. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH PERFORMANCE
Friday • November 15 • 7:30 p.m. OPENING NIGHT GALA STARTING AT 6 p.m.
Saturday • November 16 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • November 17 • 2 p.m. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH PERFORMANCE
Thursday • November 21 • 7:30 p.m. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH PERFORMANCE
Friday • November 22 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • November 23 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • November 24 • 2 p.m.
Friday • November 29 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • November 30 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • December 1 • 2 p.m.

$25 General Admission
$12 Students
$100 November 15 Opening Gala Tickets
Group discounts available
Click here to purchase advanced tickets through Brown Paper Tickets

Phone: (505) 474-8400

About Theater Grottesco: Founded in Paris in 1983, Theater Grottesco is known internationally for visual and explosive original theater productions. The Grottesco ensemble rekindles interest in live performance by juxtaposing classical and modern theatrical styles with a daring, poetic research of culture and imagination, giving voice to the marginal elements of our contemporary society, and taking audiences to the brink of emotional wonder and soulful reflection. Theater Grottesco is a 2017 award winner of the National Theater Program.

Earlier Event: November 30
Later Event: December 5