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The Archery Contest and The Hotel Savant

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play is an abstract sex comedy which follows the al fresco adventures of a quintet of players trapped between the Christian rules of the past and the Nihilistic chaos of the future.

A Reverend and his wife pursue a young girl and boy in a contest to claim them as secondary spouses. Encouraged by the teenagers’ guardian – a cemetery Sexton – the chase reaches its zenith during the ritualistic celebration of a long forgotten holiday.

Designed as a serial radio play in 4 parts, the work invokes visuals that remain unseen, challenging the notion that theatre exists only in the realm of the visual stage. A studio recording of Part 1 will be online at ART Radio in October 2007, while Part 2 will be recorded live in a staged performance at PS122 before going online. Part 3 and 4 will appear in 2008. The Archery Contest is an ongoing multi/media theater project whose goal is to embrace modern technology, especially the internet, as a means of disseminating theatrical content to a larger audience.

Written and Directed by John Jahnke
Soundscape by Kristin Worrall
Sound Installation by Andrew Schneider

photos by Plamen Petkov

Presented in association with Art Radio Web Radio Station.

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World Premiere
November 8-10, 2007
Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)

The Archery Contest, a Radio Play

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