Made Out of Concrete imitates two kinds of thoughts of an old man who spends many hours alone. There are probably other kinds, but two is enough. One kind is the blurred subject, unspoken drifting of the mind. The other is pure remembering. From the remembering it is obvious the man is old.
Since the thinker has probably gone over this package of mysteries, regrets, pleasures, understandings, misunderstandings, and such too many times, the lack of an order that means anything hardly matters.
The drifting of the mind scenes sometimes seem to segue from one subject to another either rather quickly or not quickly enough. The pure remembering is almost always too long.
The singer in pure remembering tells the story in her/his storytelling style.
Made Out of Concrete is made out of Concrete, which we premiered at LaMaMa e.t.c. in 2007. Parts have been moved around and characters and stories have been added.
MADE OUT OF CONCRETE
Approximate duration: 110 minutes
I Aged I Didn’t Grow Up--Ensemble
Ideas About Thinking--Jacqueline Humbert
Thank God I Figured It Out--Robert Ashley
The Mongoose and the Cobra--Joan La Barbara
Insatiable Desire--Thomas Buckner
Take Time to Think It Ove--Ensemble
The Pyramid--Robert Ashley
The Old Man Lives in Concrete--Ensemble
A Day on Planet Gilbert--Sam Ashley