The Great Big Also

A Hands-On Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Mar 7 2013 - Mar 24 2013

A rift is coming. An opportunity to shift. On one side of the rift the world will be the same: traffic jams, gated communities, hollowed-out cities. The other side will look the same, only void of people. Two nearly-identical worlds, one in decline and the other ripe with hope. You have a choice to make. The few who shift over will reside in a new America. They’ll have the opportunity to start over and get things right. But the rift hasn’t happened yet. It’s time to prepare.

Award-winning theater ensemble Mugwumpin returns to Z Space in March with its unique blend of bracingly original staging, precise physicality, and sharp-toothed humor. Inspired by the riotous variety of prophetic movements throughout America’s history, Mugwumpin’s immersive performance escorts the audience through an unstable terrain of wrought-iron certainty and gnawing doubt. The ensemble brings its unsettlingly humorous and clear-eyed view to examine what America has promised us and what is asked of us in return.

"Engrossing...[and] most magnetically performed...Mugwumpin is cutting new edges on its own, enjoyably adventurous terms."—Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle.

"...Mugwumpin's exploration of a possibly brave, possibly new world, manages to be both maddeningly cryptic and exuberantly profound all on its own."—Nicole Gluckstern, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Due to the interactive nature of this show, there will be NO LATE SEATING to any of the performances.