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Hugo Glendinning

We are proud to support Forced Entertainment's performances in the US this fall

Forced Entertainment is a U.K.-based theater company founded in 1984. Touring and presenting their ground-breaking, provocative performances across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, the group has sustained a unique, collaborative practice for more than thirty years, producing work that explores and often explodes the conventions of genre, narrative and theater itself, drawing influence not just from drama but from dance, performance art, music culture and popular forms such as cabaret and stand-up.

Performances

September 8, 2018 at NYU Skirball - And On The Thousandth Night... 

This may be the longest all-night bedtime story ever told. Inspired by the classic Tales of the Arabian Nights, the storytelling begins at midnight and continues until dawn, with never-ending tales that explore the relationship between a story, its storyteller, and its audience. Hysteria, absurd vulgarity and surprising tenderness combine to result in a constantly mutating story that encapsulates all the stories of the world.

September 11 - 16, 2018 at NYU Skirball - Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

A salt and pepper shaker for the king and queen. A ruler for the prince. A spoon for the servant. Lighter fluid for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger.

Condensed versions of each and every Shakespearean play are comically and lovingly retold, transformed by a “cast” of household objects into 36 intimate and lovingly made miniatures, played out on an everyday table-top.  The stories of the plays vividly come to life over six nights, as the act of storytelling and theater itself is celebrated.