Arcadia, IN

  • LIttle Berlin 2430 Coral Street Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Little Berlin is pleased to present Arcadia, Indiana. Readings and performances by Mark McCloughan and Toby Altman, Mel Bentley, Davy Knittle, Kao Kue, and Michelle Myers.

About Arcadia, Indiana

Mark McCloughan and Toby Altman present a performance by Mark McCloughan of excerpts from Toby Altman's Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017). Arcadia, Indiana is a mutant tragedy, a five act-sonnet sequence, staged in the trash-choked landscape of pastoral fantasy. It plays with narrative, labor, sexuality, and form, starting with a murder in an Indiana steel factory and ending with the Sphinx refusing all of Oedipus’ solutions to her riddles. This play is a Renaissance tragedy in contemporary drag, destabilizing literary boundaries to develop a poetics of trash, in which the repressed and discarded parts of (literary) history return to strangle their point of origin. 

Curated by Amalia Wiatr Lewis and Toby Altman