Rite of the Butcher

Created and Performed by Ben SpatzNEW YORK

Sat, Nov 5 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

drama, storytelling, movement, poetry, musical

A visceral fable about the power of fantasy, as told by the Butcher – refugee, criminal, shaman – through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. A series of evocative meditations on deserts both real and imaginary. This interdisciplinary work opens new doors for solo performance by combining embodied abstraction with contemporary themes. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (immigrants and refugees of war), political activists, theme lovers (folk songs, ritual and mysticism, fantasy and magical realism). Links: artistshowrelated

2011 United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, presents seventy-seven solo productions! All shows are staged at Theatre ROW: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $18, are available at the Theatre ROW Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre ROW – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.