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"This play is spectacular." -Prague Post "An amazing theatrical experience." Following a critically acclaimed European tour, Built for Collapse returns to New York with its award-winning, physically charged production of Nuclear Love Affair. Unnerving rhythms, disturbing text, and violent slapstick collide to create an erotic pop culture explosion in this multimedia investigation of the Atomic Age. Featuring Elvis dancing through Vietnam, Charlie Chaplin at Hiroshima, and Marilyn Monroe teaching us how to "Duck and Cover," Nuclear Love Affair is a daring take on the evolution of the American Dream. Directed by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi Costume Design by Michael Krass Media Design by Room 404 Media Production & Lighting Design by Dan Stearns Sound Design by Colleen Toole Featuring Emily Brazee, Matthew Helm, Ben Hobbs, Vincent Santvoord, Will Seefried*, Maggie Thompson and Nicole Weiss. Nuclear Love Affair is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This production is a part of HEREstay, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. *Member of Actors Equity. Equity Approved Showcase.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 10min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:HERE, Off-Off-Broadway