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Bear Eats Bear at BOOM


Come prepared for a walk in nature with this drop-in retro-future self-guided tape-cassette audio-play. Set in a not-so-distant America, listen to rebel broadcasts of cultural artifacts half-remembered from the Before Time on an actual cassette player. Ranging from Melville to Real Housewives, the piece interrogates how we make narrative and what literature and pop culture might survive a turbulent future.

Bear Eats Bear—half radio play, half immersive post-apocalyptic adventure—is one third of Lydia Blaisdell’s BEAR TRILOGY. Apocalypse Radio will receive its world premiere with Theater Ninjas in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2018, directed by Michael Rau. The Last Great American Bear Hunt was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016).

BEB will be available at the BOOM Intersection Stage at various times throughout the festival. CHeck back for more info! 

The BOOM festival is Charlotte’s annual showcase of contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. We’ve gathered a unique coalition of artists, volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to transform the way art is made and shared in the Queen City. Tickets are $10 and many of our events are free admission. BOOM has something for everyone, no matter your age or taste, so join us in Plaza Midwood the weekend of April 28-30.