Here's how the museum describes the residency, "by teasing out the narratives in the art, and engaging in conversations with curators and in the vast resources of the Met, this boundlessly creative troupe will introduce theater to the galleries with several new works."
The Civilians bill themselves as a "Center for Investigative Theater," and wil perform three shows – a compilation of existing works, a new work designed to probe death and dying and a world premiere commission examining what it means to be an American over their residency at the Met.
The listing follows:
Let Me Ascertain You
Sept. 12-13 at 7 PM
The Petrie Court Café
Tickets start at $25 and include one cocktail "An evening of The Civilians’ greatest hits: songs and stories from the group’s varied repertoire, delving into love, beauty, conflict, change, and the human condition."
The End and the Beginning
March 6, 2015 at 7 PM
The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
Tickets start at $25
"An investigative romp through dying, death, and the afterlife, this performance is staged at the incomparable Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing."
The Way They Live (World Premiere, Met Museum Presents Commission)
May 15-16, 2015 at 7 PM
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Tickets start at $25 and include one cocktail
"A theatrical treatment of the Met’s American Wing, this piece embraces the increasingly immense complexities of what it means to be an American."
For tickets, visit metmuseum.org/tickets. Tickets include admission to the museum on day of performance.