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The Tower


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The Tower


 

The Tower

by Adam Scott Mazer
Directed by Philip Gates

AntiMatter presents a psychedelic journey into the history and mythology of the Donner Party.  Historical narrative collides with hallucinatory imagery to create a vision of adolescent America: raw, blood-soaked, and ravenous.

 

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HERE Arts


December 4-19th

145 6th AVe, Manhattan

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HERE Arts


December 4-19th

145 6th AVe, Manhattan

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Reviews


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Reviews


Moving back and forth in time, and employing projections, inventive staging, contemporary music, and a hearty helping of wit, this fully fleshed out production is thoroughly captivating.
Flavorpill Editor Pick
Adam’s plays, it seems to me, wonder about our sense of purpose and our responsibilities to one another in a world that’s increasingly becoming untethered.
— NY Theater Now Feature
The performance is vivid and rich and, rather that telling the story head-on, AntiMatter Collective creates a unique and meandering journey for the audience that transports them between the campsite of 1846 all the way to the present day, as well as inside the increasingly distorted reality that the pioneers experience due to severe starvation.
— Bushwick Daily
It’s an experience. It’s unsettling, hard to explain and sometimes terrifying (especially when the white-masked dance breaks). But it’s worth it. There’s beef jerky and free whiskey and it promises to be a night that won’t leave you alone.
— Manhattan with a Twist
What’s so smart about The Tower is that the psychedelia that the audience experiences can be read as a direct reference to the insanity that the characters experience, and the crazy, outlandish numbers where, for instance, a bunch of hood-masked pioneers take the stage and cradle imaginary babies, wash imaginary laundry, and itch feverishly to the beat of electronic dance music, are both entertaining and evocative of the mentality of a starvation-crazed pioneer.
— Theatre Is Easy
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Help us build The Tower! Your contributions make badass theater happen-- and they're tax-deductible too. A gift of $100 will supply us with all the stage blood needed for our effects. A $500 donation sponsors one actor or designer for their work on the show, and $1000 would underwrite an entire day of our performance run. (Fine print: The Tower is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of The Tower may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.)