9PM (60 MINS + 30 MINS)
£12/£10 CONC/ £8 SUSSEX UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
GARDNER CENTER RD
Visual artist and performance maker Hetain Patel presents his fifth show for the stage. Following an international tour of exhibitions and performances, including the Venice Biennale and the Holland Dance Festival, this new one-man show follows his critically acclaimed American Boy.
American Man imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers and where Stephen Hawking provides live translation for political speeches and rap concerts.
Combining seamless vocal and physical impressions with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain presents a personal, sometimes dark, outlook on a World that bombards us with contradicting ideas about who and how we should be, and where freedom walks hand in hand with guilt.
“Patel shapeshifts with delicious dexterity” The Guardian
This performance is BSL interpreted.
Post-show discussion with Laura McDermott, Creative Director of the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts will follow theperformance exploring identity, representation and the media.
DOUBLE -BILL DEAL AVAILABLE
Book American Man and Fractured Memory (Ages 16+) by Ogutu Muraya for £20/£16 concession/£8 Sussex University students. OGUTU MURAYA (KE/NL)