August 2nd, 2019, Wayne State University
BAIRA Summer Showcase
G^2 (John Gutierrez & Beth Graczyk) King Lear in the Forest entangles a seemingly unlikely pair, Beth and John, in a churning of personal and historical memories that propel them through kaleidoscopes of fact and fiction. In a blurry green inverted forest, the duo attempts to peel back each other’s layers through tender, unstable and sometimes dangerous physical actions. At times falling into one another, and at times finding unchanging boundaries, King Lear in the Forest asks: is it possible to ever actually join with those we love? Is it possible to be anything other than oneself, and where does self even begin?