Enter the gates of the Venice ghetto of the 17th century and go on a journey of dominance, separation, and survival that spirals down through the pits of Gehenna. Hell Prepared: A Ritual Exorcism Inspired by Kabbalistic Principles, Performed Within a Dominant Cultural Context takes place in multiple locations on the campus of the Philosophical Research Society, allowing you to be immersed in the secluded world of the ghetto and dissolve into places beyond the corporeal.
Featuring a landscape of choreographed movement, poetic text, shadow puppetry, and choral scoring, Hell Prepared follows a spiritual leader as he endeavors to exorcise the dominant culture and its influence on his world. In the process, he is driven down through the pits of hell where he sees visions of a challenging past and an uncertain future.
This immersive, multidisciplinary work features a cast of three performing alongside a vocal sextet.