Sep 4—Sep 22 2013
Asian Arts Initiative
Step into a labyrinthine, choose-your-own adventure about buying and selling everything under the sun. Philadelphia's premier physical theater company re-imagines its 2005 show, post financial crisis style. Part circus, part laboratory experiment, part shopping experience, "Pay Up" is a pay-as-you-go race against the clock to pick what plays you want to see.
You are given plastic booties, five one-dollar bills, and led into all-white warehouse space that has been converted into eight experimental labs/performance rooms, along with hallways, a gathering space and backrooms. With a loudspeaker announcing the rules, and at times breaking its own rules, you get six chances to choose one of eight shows, each costing $1. Enter a room, sit in a chair, put headphones on and watch the show. Repeat. But choose wisely and make sure you get there before the big buzzer goes off. Or else.
Tickets to the 10 p.m. show on Wednesday, September 11 are just $10 for students. Use the code PAYUP10.
Tickets are available at fringearts.com or by calling 215-717-6450 for additional event information and ticketing assistance.Asian Arts Initiative
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