Multi-media buffs 3-Legged Dog will presented their latest blend of hip new technology and theatre, Jill Szuchmacher's Yield, at the Ontological Theatre at St. Marks Church, May 2-17.
In Yield, four people are lured by the siren call of a booming Wall Street. In a world of briefcases, T bills, insider trading, pork bellies and hostile takeovers, the foursome works to exert power over billions of dollars. Trapped within the rigid power structure of business, work slowly engulfs play and lives begin to take place totally amid the fluorescence of gray plastic cubicles. Big Brother in the Orwellian world of contemporary Fortune 500 business is heard as an unseen voice from upper management. At the intersection of Wall street and Main Street, fantasy provides the only escape from the pressures of business. This takes the form of cybersex encounters, daydreams about old television shows and forays into after-hours anonymity. Yield will be directed by Mike Taylor.
Yield is the first part of a trilogy of meditations on the "de-bordered transnational world." Completing the cycle will be Human Resources and Wonton Destruction. After the New York apperance, Yield is scheduled to be presented in fall 1999 at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany.
3-Legged Dog recently line-produced NYSCA's $350,000 circuits@nys conference. Future plans inclued Mike Taylor's If I Were You, which opens The Kitchen's 1998-99 season; and a bilingual exchange production of Kevin Cunningham's Automatic Earth, produced at both Tribeca Performing Arts Center and Ocesca Presenta in Mexico City.
Yield at The Ontological Theatre will be playing May 2-17. For reservations call (212) 533-4650.-- By Sean McGrath