Present Simple

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This play is a semi-improvisational theater installation: order, obstruction, and chaos inside and out. We are in a room. A closed space “piled high and full of its sediment”. There are two persons stuck in this room. A woman stuck at the wall, the very periphery, and a man lodged between the two central items. But are they alone? Are they ever going to be able to find their way out and go outside?

Present Simple was originally performed on December 10-12, 2009 at the Burton Connor music room at MIT. This production featured Ari Daniel Shapiro, Mia Shandell, Paul Welle, Susan Beth Wilson, Katherine Potter and Hui Ying Wen. The production was directed by István Cziegler and production/house managed by Susan Beth Wilson.

Present Simple was performed on March 20-22, 2014 at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House. This production featured Ari Daniel Shapiro, Mia Shandell, Paul Welle, Susan Beth Wilson, Katherine Potter, Kirk Montana and Gergely Ódor. The production was directed by István Cziegler, production/house managed by Susan Beth Wilson, and photos were taken by Stephanie Chin.

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