1927

Golem

July 26–31

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

524 West 59th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)

A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days”

Time Out (U.K.)

Unlike anything you will have experienced before—1927 is officially the sexiest theater company in town.”

London Evening Standard

New York premiere

Creator 1927

Director/Writer Suzanne Andrade

Film, Animation & Design Paul Barritt

Music Lillian Henley

Associate Director & Design Esme Appleton

Sound Design Laurence Owen

Costume Sarah Munro

Dramaturgy Ben Francombe

Animation Associate Derek Andrade

Projection Screen Design James Lewis

Set Builders Joe Marchant & West Yorkshire Playhouse

Costume Construction Sarah Munro, Assisted by Martha Copeland

Production Manager Helen Mugridge

Sound Technician Chris Prosho

Producer Jo Crowley

With Esme Appleton, Lillian Henley, Rose Robinson, Shamira Turner, Will Close

Voice of Golem Ben Whitehead

Additional voice over Suzanne Andrade

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man … but in man becoming more like machine.

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, Golem invites you into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary, ordinary man. Created by the award-winning London-based performance company 1927, this synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music, and theater is a dystopian fable for the 21st century that cleverly and satirically asks who—or what—is in control of our technologies?

In Golem, which draws inspiration from both the shadowy figure of Jewish folklore as well as the early 20th-century literary work by Gustav Meyrink, humankind’s downfall comes about through a time-saving, life-simplifying gadget bought by the masses—a nightmare of the digital revolution made all the more ghoulish by the candy-colored world in which it is set.


Featured Articles:

Watching Golem with Jarett Kobek

A Conversation with Paul Barritt

A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.

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