PIE is a layman’s exploration of what happens when you don’t know what to do next, inspired by the Carl Sagan quote, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Santa Fe-based Theater Grottesco’s take on this is a deeply relevant and moving journey across the universe, down the Grand Canyon, and into a world of questions about societal pressures, identity, hopelessness, greed, and the toxic muddy trickle at the end of a once raging river. Grottesco uses its broad stylistic palette to create surprise and wonder as it holds up a mirror to the current state of the planet and its people, while sneaking up on life’s great questions.
In 2017, Theater Grottesco’s PIE was one of six recipients of the prestigious National Theatre Project award from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Theater Grottesco was founded in 1983 in Paris, France by John Flax and Didier Maucort, former members of Minneapolis’ Theatre de la Jeune Lune and graduates of France’s Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Joined shortly thereafter by Elizabeth Wiseman, another Lecoq graduate, the company has evolved to 15 artists comprising a tremendous range of theatrical expertise.
Together they have created 13 full-length plays and over 30 shorter pieces, performed in seven countries, 30 states, most major U.S. cities, and hundreds of smaller communities, garnering an international award for Best Production, two Drama Critic’s awards, a silver medal with Detroit’s Zone V Productions from the Houston Worldfest Film Festival, a Rockefeller MAP Fund Grant, 11 National Endowment for the Arts Professional Theater Awards, and one of two MetLife/TCG A-ha Do It grants in the programs inaugural season.
“The performance defies description … superb in its execution and imagination …” –Talkin’ Broadway
When art and nature collide, a beautiful thing occurs. PIE is a participating program in the “Forever Yours, The Land”™ exhibit, a city-wide project of Palmer Land Trust. Learn more about our region’s conservation efforts at palmerland.org.
Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2018
Thurs, Fri, Sat | 7:30 p.m.
Sun Matinée | 2 p.m.
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