created and performed by Maximilian Balduzzi and Ben Spatz
Abrons Arts Center January 26 - 28 | February 2 - 4 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 8pm GET TICKETS
In a world on the brink of collapse, two men fight their way through a final, glorious show. A virtuosic duet on the pleasures of conspiracy and the terrors of communion.
With original songs, movement, and text.
"On a bare stage with only basic lighting, the bodies and voices of the actors are the only instruments, and Spatz and Balduzzi are masterful." - NYTheatre.com
PLAYWAR is a new work of contemporary performance that dynamically grapples with issues of intimacy and aggression, truth and spectacle, hope and despair. Bringing together all of Urban Research Theater's work on new theatrical forms, PLAYWAR is a virtuosic duet on the pleasures of conspiracy and the terrors of communion.
As the two performers face off in what may be a pre-apocalyptic scenario, spectators find themselves increasingly pulled into a world of expressive action and poetic association far beyond the confines of realism. Evoking the collision of decadence and terrorism in the 21st century, PLAYWAR is a testimony to the current moment.