by Charles Mee
Directed by Patrick Santoro
Tickets: $29/$17/$6 (prices include taxes and handling fees)
A wild road trip through our American landscape—in a play made as one of America's greatest artists, Robert Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a painter: a collage of people and places and music and dancing, of love stories and picnics and business schemes and shootings and chicken jokes and golfing, and of the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.
Critic Tim Treanor says bobrauschenbergAMERICA is, “about what it’s like to live in a free country, where you can see what you see, even if it’s wrong, and say what you want, even if it’s stupid.”
BobrauschenbergAMERICA is a work for the times.
Michael DePriest Reed—Becker
Samantha Patti—Phil's Girl
Chuck Salvatore—Phil, the Trucker
Faiz Siddique—Bob, the Pizza Boy
JaNina Simone—Bob’s Mom
Zowie Trudeau—Roller Girl