Laboratory Theater (NYC)
GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES
Thurs–Sat, June 28–30, 2012 at 8:00pm
The Performing Garage
33 Wooster Street
Laboratory Theater’s 2010 work is a meditative, cowboy dance-drama about the spiritual imprint of the windswept landscape of the American west. In an impressionistic narrative drawn from a variety of sources, two outlaws on the trail of an old adversary take work as jewel thieves for a washed up brothel madam. In a chance encounter with a traveling magician, they locate their enemy and conjure the violent forces of nature through sex-magic to take revenge.
GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES commingles elements of William S. Burroughs’ novel The Place of Dead Roads, with short stories by Annie Proulx, country-western line dance, and gay pornography. The performance unfolds against a projected video landscape of repainted Marlboro cigarette TV commercials and within an immersive soundscape incorporating country-western recordings from the 1920’s–30’s and contemporary new age music for pedal steel guitar.