Gerald W. Lynch Theater524 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
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.
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