Event Information
Theater for the New City Presents
Big Flower Eater
Thursday, February 07, 2013 through Sunday, February 24, 2013

Strange things happen when three Asian-American women rewind the strings that tie them to their secret shamanistic past.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

A whimsical collage of folktale, ritual, dance and historical text, BIG FLOWER EATER is a devised multimedia play that explores the untold history of women in Asia through shamanism in three different cultures: Hmong, Taiwanese and Korean.

In the play, a young Taiwanese-American woman pastes her grandmother’s fortunes on her bathroom wall, setting off a host of unearthly activities in her small Lower East Side apartment. The ghost of her eccentric grandmother takes up residence in the ceiling causing a constant leak and attracting the lost soul of an epileptic Hmong girl. The mysterious malfunctions of the bathroom are finally explained with a visit from a Korean-American friend, whose disturbing receptivity to the spirits leads to a revelation regarding the long tradition of shamanism in her now-Christian family.

With an astonishing performance by traditional Korean drummer Vongku Pak!

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.