Measure Back

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 8:15 pm


Trigger Alert: Contains depictions and discussion of sexual violence.

OBIE Award-winning director Christopher McElroen and Drama Desk Award-winning actor T. Ryder Smith team up to create Measure Back, an immersive mixed-media theater experience that draws from the evening news and Homer’s Trojan War to examine the ubiquity of war.

A trio of actors led by Smith stand as soldiers, while the audience acts alternatively as spectators, participants, and subjects of the war unfolding around them. Will you question authority or follow orders? Will you participate or resist? Can you change the course of war or is it predetermined? A shared theatrical journey, Measure Back is a fierce and sometimes darkly comic attempt to seek out the roots of warfare within us.

Measure Back is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and Manbites Dog Theater.

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