Lazarus 1972-2022

About This Show

Lazarus 1972-2022 was Ping Chong’s first independently created theater production. It is an imagistic meditation on the resurrected man transplanted from its biblical setting to the surreal, urban purgatory of New York City in the 1970s — a deeply personal work about cultural alienation disguised as a biblical story. With the exception of a voice-over, sound effects, and some music, Lazarus is silent, poetic, and nonlinear.

Originally performed in Meredith Monk’s loft in the heady early days of the New York avant-garde, it established Chong’s seminal integration of slide and film projection, puppetry, and recorded sound in theatrical performance; so much of what the artist and his company would go on to achieve in theater and storytelling can be mapped from the artistic gestures in this bold starting point.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: September 30, 2022 Final Performance: October 16, 2022
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