New World Performance Lab
Experiemental Theatre

By: Jairo Cuesta

Show Description:
In this moving evocation of the jungles of the Amazon where countless indigenous men, women, and children were mutilated and massacred in the mad search for natural rubber, Cuesta seeks to lead the public on a quest for the sources of a city’s sorrow. Through his virtuosic physical and vocal skills, Cuesta enacts a ritual of storytelling, a sacrifice to heal the city by confronting the violence and blood on which the city is built.  “Death of a Man” is an attempt at authentic intercultural understanding by reengaging the past and bringing it alive in the present. The performance is not meant to sentimentalize the story or merely invoke empathy, but to interrogate, criticize, and empower by opening a dialogue between text, past, present, performer, and audience.

Staff and Cast:

Director: James Slowiak

Jairo Cuesta
Tickets and Press

March 30 - April 9


8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

$10-$15 General Admission

(330) 867-3299
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Balch Street Theatre
220 South Balch Street
Akron, Ohio 44302

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