Hunchback | Walltown Children's Theatre | Stage | Indy Week
This is a past event.
When: May 11-20 2017
Price: $12

Jaybird O'Berski noticed the effect when he first saw David Lynch's The Elephant Man. When the title character, who looked so fearsome at first sight, was transformed for his date with Princess Alexandra at the theater, O'Berski realized ugliness and beauty are capricious values that can be rewritten, switched, or erased. "The brain retrains itself," O'Berski says. "Fear factors are built into signifiers we're not used to—a substance might poison us, a snake can bite you, but familiarity can remove these factors." Hipsters in a present-day Swedish pop band impersonate nineteenth-century aristocrats (who are impersonating others in turn) in this devised theater work about disfigurement and desire. William Dawson provides the music; the video trailer's at —Byron Woods

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation