Premiere The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) Double Edge Theatre Feb 4 7:30 pm; Feb 5 7:30 pm; Feb 6 8:00 pm; Feb 7 3:00 pm Buy Tickets

Transports you to “a phantasmagoric wonderland enriched by the colors, aerial figures, and circus and animal images that were staples for Chagall” – The Washington Post

Inspired by Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity, The Grand Parade depicts major events of the 20th century through music, dance, circus arts, and multimedia projections. In a sometimes sobering, sometimes euphoric, and always revelatory rush, The Grand Parade revisits the ecstasy of the moon landing, the frenzy of war, the magic of Houdini, the Civil Rights movement, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the AIDS epidemic, the contributions of pop icons from the Marx Brothers to Chubby Checker to David Bowie, and much more.

Read American Theatre's complete review of The Grand Parade and learn more about Double Edge Theatre.

60 minutes, no intermission. Learn more about the Double Edge Theatre.

Sneak Peek with dramaturg Morgan Jenness

Thu Feb 4 - Alexander Kasser Theater - 6:00 PM Free and open to the public; no ticket required.

Enjoy savory snacks and scintillating discussion at Peak Performances' Sneak Peeks, a series of free pre-show discussions.  On February 4, learn how Double Edge Theatre distilled the many historical, political, and social movements of the 20th century into a single theatrical work.  The guest is Morgan Jenness, dramaturg for The Grand Parade.  Jenness spent more than a decade at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater in various roles from literary manager to associate producer. Currently, she is Creative Director at This Distracted Globe Consultancy and teaches at Fordham and Pace Universities.

Open Training with Double Edge Theatre

Sat Feb 6 - Alexander Kasser Theater - 12:00 PM Free and open to the public.

Curious about the training necessary to perform with a company like Double Edge Theatre?  Come to this free two-hour workshop led by members of Double Edge Theatre and learn about the company's creative process and its unique physical and improvisational training method.  No experience needed; all – even the simply curious – are welcome.  Refreshments will follow.

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