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From Jp – The Season Opener That Could… and Did!

October 8, 2014

First off, thank you to everyone who made it out to see our season opener! Maladype Theatre’s production of King Ubu truly blew the doors off the theatre. I had met Maladype in 2011 and was able to see them before, so I knew what I was getting myself into, but I was still completely blown away by the precision, execution, unrelenting full throttle energy, and boundless creativity that happened on the stage!

Here’s a glimpse of what you missed:

This was not the show I saw in 2011. At that time, Maladype was touring their adaptation of Leonce and Lena. This show, despite the larger cast and more open playing space, was filled with the same high energy, high impact creativity that King Ubu spilt forth with.

Here’s what I saw in 2011, that lead me to believe this was something I need to share with the Touchstone community:

It took me three years to get these guys here, and I couldn’t be happier that Touchstone saw this through. This kind of work not only introduces Bethlehem to this type of international art, but it also invigorates us as a company. Seeing our brothers and sisters from around the world on the same path as us, asking the same questions, putting their all into the creation of original work… it inspires us! Conversations about physicality, process, audience interaction… these things will be conversation fodder for us for months to come.

To our new Hungarian friends… thank you!10676298_666227296808272_2756217851016752179_n

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