The Walk Across America for Mother Earth
Presented by La MaMa and The Talking Band
Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Paul Zimet
Running Time: 150 minutes
$20 Tickets: lamama.org or 212-475-7710
(On Sale December 1)
LaMaMa 74A East 4th Street
The Walk Across America for Mother Earth combines Taylor Mac's exuberant theatricality with the richly scored work of The Talking Band to tell the story of a protest walk from New York to a Nevada Nuclear Test Site.
Eighteen and eager to flee his suburban conservative upbringing, Taylor joined a group of political activists, ageing hippies, baby hippies, punks, anarchists, dykes, radical fairies, men, women, senior citizens, and children on a nine-month walk across the United States. Re-told and re-imagined by Taylor, Walk asks its artists and audiences to take a second look at how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most surprising ways.
"A wildly imaginative theater company... the members of The Talking Band are so drilled in ensemble performance that one could imagine them exchanging roles without missing a beat." -The New York Times
"(Taylor Mac) is one of the most exciting theater artists of our time." -TimeOut NY