PHOTO CALL: Baba Brinkman's Ingenious Nature Opens Off-Broadway
06 Dec 2012
Baba Brinkman's Ingenious Nature opened Dec. 5 at the SoHo Playhouse. Written and performed by Brinkman, the work is directed by Darren Lee Cole and features music and turntablism by Jamie Simmonds.
Here's how Ingenious Nature is billed: "Alpha males get all the girls. Or is the definition of alpha changing faster than our genes can catch up, messing with evolution? If there's a new science of sexual choice, Darwin wrote the playbook…just try not to bring it up on a first date. Ingenious Nature is a new theatrical mix-tape from the creator of The Canterbury Tales Remixed and The Rap Guide to Evolution (2011 Drama Desk Award nominee)." Performances will continue through Jan. 6, 2013.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.