If you find yourself in Williamsburg next weekend, or if you were looking for a reason to go to Williamsburg, then check out Safety Pop, a new performance piece from our pals at Red Metal Mailbox. The show is a smart and funny riff on the idea of safety. Cleverly set in an imaginary, absurdist research laboratory, the piece takes us through a long day’s journey into ridiculous science. Complete with “time checks”, the testing of useless products, surreal safety instructions and the most innovative use of bubble wrap I’ve seen in a long time, director Sarah Maxfield & Co. adroitly and humorously dissect the humdrum rhythms of the workday, office dynamics and a world where everything must be tested, approved and regulated for safety. This is a promising debut for this new theater company
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Ever wonder who started knock on wood? An elite team of specialists is developing safeguards for the worlds population. Are they making us safer or more paranoid? Safety Pop is a new dance-theater performance that explores the intersection of ritual and routine and the way that each is used to create a sense of safety and control in the world.
Thursday – Saturday November 11-20
at 08:00 PM
118 N. 11th Berry/Wythe
Tickets are $10; RSVP 718.858.5987
Created by the company.
Directed by: Sarah Maxfield
Performed by: Chiara De Luca, Rachel Tiemann, Matthew Kinney, Michelle Ries, Kristin Young and Carley Petesch
Lighting by Chloe Z. Brown
Sound by Lori Peeples