Expertly blending disparate source materials––the “secret” tapes of Richard Nixon and the biography of Kaspar Hauser––Plan B wittily pits scheming power players against an innocent wild child to imaginatively explore the dynamics of loyalty, trust and betrayal.


PREMIERE:
January 8, 2004 | Walker Art Center

CREDITS:
Perfomers:
Tymberly Canale, Molly Hickok, Kate Johnson, Paul Lazar

HISTORY:
September 1 – 4, 2005
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival
Philadelphia, PA

September 23 – October 9, 2004
Dance Theater Workshop
New York, NY

September 18 – 19, 2004
Works and Process, Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY

June 22 – 25, 2004
Theater im Pumpenhaus
Muenster, Germany

June 16 – 20, 2004
Biennale Bonn
Bonn, Germany

January 8 – 11, 2004
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

“Mix Watergate and a Wild Child” – New York Times

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“A shimmering strand of evocative storytelling that manages to suggest a great deal about innocence in all its guises. Paul Lazar, who directs the company with Annie-B Parson, is a fascinatingly unreadable Nixon.” – New York Times

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“When it comes to layering and intercutting disparate texts and images, no one can match Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson of Big Dance Theater. The mysterious resonance that emanates from their works transcends their sources. In [Plan B’s] stunning collage, innocence and honesty are held up against venality and duplicity. Words can’t convey the complexity, pathos, wit, and fluidity with which this tale twists and winds.” – Village Voice

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“Plan B, the latest offering from the ever-intriguing Big Dance Theater, subtly and stealthily creates its own magic as it weaves together an unlikely assemblage of source material into a resonant work that is part parable, part political intrigue, and part dreamscape.” – Dance View Times

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“In Big Dance Theater’s Plan B, Paul Lazar managed to channel President Richard M. Nixon with terrifying immediacy, in a tour de force of acting that commented on the man even as it evoked him.” – New York Times