SSS-T-O-N-E-DDD, the second installment from theatrical/visual artist Arthur Maximillian Adair's seven part series of performance pieces entitled "Essays on Fireworks." The series is devoted to exploring the role and circumstances of the individual living through the process of globalization.
The show is a personal and public statement which takes an "objective, honest and candid" look at America's current state and history through the mind of Jimmy Stillborne, a young experimental theatrical artist living in Coney Island who accidentally overdoses on LSD after attending a symposium on the future of experimental theater in the United States. Texts are by Walt Whitman, Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare, The King James Bible, Robert Frost, Malcolm X, Robert F. Kennedy, George Orwell, and the artist's own musings. Infused with popular rock classics and original live music and set within the folds of the American flag, SSS-T-O-N-E-DDD is an intimate embodiment of the contemporary American internal conflict of pride and shame.
Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes