LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY
at BergenPac’s New Black Box Theatre
Directed by Michael Bias
A jigsaw of life, death, and notions of identity, John Guare’s vibrant and unsettling LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY is simultaneously a poetic portrait and an engrossing journey. Narrated with musicality and crude wisdom, the episodic nature of the play refuses to leave the audience comfortable or unmoved. The play, set in Greenwich Village during the early 1970’s, follows a single mother as she tries to navigate her turbulent world. A cast of desperately eccentric characters forms the picture of a radical community amidst a landscape of destruction and loss. This production explores the divide between life and death and the ways we contort our identity as we try to find lives of meaning.
The Garage Theatre Group believes in the power of theatre as a tool for growth, understanding, and communication. Our aim is to use the process of theatre, as well as the product, to educate, inform, and connect the community in which we live.
The shows that comprise The Garage Theatre Group season are challenging as well as entertaining, reflecting our belief that theatre is an open dialogue between the playwright, the performer, and the audience.
At the conclusion of each Main Stage performance, a discussion with the cast, director, and audience is held. By doing so, we hope to inspire and create a new generation of artists, theatregoers, and patrons.