Premiere of The End of TV @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT)
New Haven, CT 06511
The End of TV
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Told as a song cycle with live visuals, and set in post-industrial Detroit, Manual Cinema’s “The End of TV” peers through the neon reflections of late 20th century advertising and television culture and into the American imagination as it existed at the onset of the internet age. The show takes as its subject and form the very first screen to dot the American landscape – where a troubled country first gazed through analog fuzz and into itself, or what it desperately wanted itself to be.
“this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Made possible by the Fund for the Future.