Butcher Holler Here We Come : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Butcher Holler Here We Come

A critically-acclaimed and multiple award-winning production, this immersive psychological thriller is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis. Circa 1973. Eco-political. Emotionally-wrought. Poetically-harrowing. Darkly-comedic. An epic roller coaster sensory-ride, entirely lit by headlamps.

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME descends into the interior landscape of the male psyche-in-crisis. ‘Toxic Masculinity’ is examined at its very source: five working class coal miners provide an archetypical cross-section of manhood which, when turned in on itself, negotiates a poetic and horrifying reckoning upon their own history. The result is a hallucinatory framework where secrets, lies, carnal desires, and traumatic lineages are unearthed and reversed. Other connotations of this toxicity are given dramatic voice through the politics of environmentalism, class, sexual orientation, and faith – all in a rapid-pace meditation on survival and the nature of reality itself.

Told in near-to-total darkness, with the use of headlamps to illuminate the actors while they weave in and around the audience, the play invites a visceral, terrifying, and emotionally-wrought forging of manhood as it actively interrogates itself, against the backdrop forces of an un-anthropomorphic world. Proclaimed as “a jarring and fine introduction” to the festival by the New York Times, BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME is a new American play that fuses the philosophy of Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty with a poetic dialogue akin to Breece D’J Pancake’s short stories to provoke a deeply and socially-relevant conversation about gender, nature, economy, spirituality, and the phenomenology of storytelling.

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Sun
22
March
08:00PM
Mon
23
March
08:00PM
Tue
24
March
08:00PM

Price

$18.00 - $20.00

R13
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*Fees may apply

Duration

1hr

Venue

Emerson's Festival Theatre

20 Princes St, Dunedin

Theatre Storytelling Physical Theatre

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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