Intriguing, hysterical, minute and very macabre
A frightfully funny exploration of our fear of being buried alive, and the curious phenomenon of 19th Century "waiting mortuaries," it is full of dreadful discoveries for a limited adult audience. Performed on a table top, constructed in and of matchboxes, images and characters slide out, slide through, pop up, and drop out of these tiny stages. Based on historical and medical facts, Buried Alive is creatively anachronistic and plays with scale.
"the way each box reveals its tiny inhabitants is entrancing and Deborah Kaufmann…is sweetly enchanting." - The Village Voice
"depicted with comic deadpan perversity…a wink and raised eyebrow of an entertainment." - www.womanaroundtown.com
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