Expired March 15, 2021 7:00 AM
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In a fictional world of philosophy and language, Sheela joins three great thinkers from the past for a spirited game of mahjong. As they play, her energy conjures Joseph Beuys as a mythological hare. Invisible to the players, he interjects cultural incantations while the players contemplate how language evolved from naming animals to representing them with signs and how myths serve the human need to imagine. Physical chair-play creates an escalating rhythm as tensions build and the hare inspires Sheela to be more confrontational. As the chair-e-ography builds to a crescendo, Sheela questions a philosophical theory and wins the game.

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  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Ralph Lewis
  • Screenwriter
    Barbara Yoshida
  • Producer
    Ralph Lewis, Barbara Yoshida, Barry Rowell, Catherine Porter
  • Cast
    Matthew Trumbull, Nikki Calonge, Kevin R. Free, Christopher Borg, Desmond Dutcher