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The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act

The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act

Written by Donna Oblongata

Presented by Der Vorführeffekt Theatre

On tour from Philadelphia, USA!

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In the wilds of Siberia, Charles Darwin goes off in search of the Yeti. The Yeti (if she exists) enters a radio station’s dance contest, hoping to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to a place that doesn’t exist yet. Darwin’s research companion—a little brown bat—falls in love with the radio station’s electromagnetic emissions—but how could that ever end happily? Meanwhile, Siberia’s caves are home to a secretive tribe of ropemakers—but their disintegrating family structure may cause their ancient craft to be lost forever. Through the lens of the real life allegory of the Flying Wallendas’ famous high-wire act, two performers on a tiny stage unfold Darwin’s laboratory, unfurl anatomic diagrams of the yeti, and try to tease out the difference between miracles and non-miracles.

The 7-Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act is Donna Oblongata’s first original play independent of The Missoula Oblongata—made in collaboration with long-time collaborator Sarah Lowry, and the visual artist and performer Patrick Costello. Donna’s theatrical work has been cited by Rolling Stone as one of the reasons Baltimore had the “Best Scene in the Country” and by the Baltimore City Paper when it named DIY Theater as the city’s Best Trend: “...the productions are big, bold, and unendingly impressive."

During the Wellington Fringe, you can see The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act from Feb 11-15 at 7pm each night. The play will run at Puppies (118 Tory Street).



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