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EXCLUSIVE: Winsome Brown to Perform Hit the Body Alarm at Performing Garage

Brown brings her newest solo show to the off-Broadway stage.

Winsome Brown performing her 2015 solo show This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa.
Winsome Brown performing her 2015 solo show This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa.
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Winsome Brown, who performed her solo play This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa in 2015, returns to the stage with her new work Hit the Body Alarm, coming to the Performing Garage this fall. Performances will run from September 20-October 2 with an official September 22 opening.

Codirected by Brown and Brad Rouse, the piece is created and performed by Brown. The solo performance blends the classic texts of John Milton’s Lost Paradise and James Joyce with new material that reflects the world we live in today.

The result is four tales of imprisoned souls on the brink of the abyss: Satan after he has fallen from Heaven; Eve before she eats the fruit; a struggling actress so determined to end her own life without a trace that she commits infanticide; and the title piece, a chilling tale about the failures of our penal system.

"As the United States stands on the brink of a major election," said Brown, "Hit the Body Alarm explores the irrevocable decisions we make as human individuals, and the permanent consequences they bring."

The production includes a score by John Zorn, along with sound design by Sean Hagerty and lighting design by Michael O’Connor.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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