140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
Part of the 2021 Fringe Festival
A veteran experimentalist returns to performance to expose his nine-year struggle to stage the poem that bedeviled the 20th century.
Whit MacLaughlin has been obsessed with Stéphane Mallarmé’s A Throw of Dice Will Never Abolish Chance since he first read it in 2012. Subsequently, he traveled to France to sit at the feet of philosopher Quentin Meillassoux, invented a new team sport, mounted four related pieces with his company New Paradise Laboratories (one in Turkey), took a bullet, gave up theater, left the country for a third time, and finally, in quarantine with an OCD diagnosis, attempted seven successive versions of the work. 707 Hazardous Moves details his complete defeat, and examines why he still hopes to unfail his failure.
**Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7pm
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3pm and 8pm
Member discounts available