Social Amnesia ...a live movie

October 14 – 19, 1986

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Inspired by Russell Jacoby's Social Amnesia and Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, this "funny and scary" production by " of the most innovative high-tech theater companies now at work in the United States" (The Washington Times Magazine), is a high-speed, electronic collage in which disturbing images swirl across the stage with dizzying, disorienting rapidity. A collaborative effort by Impossible Theater and John Schneider, it includes words and ideas by Helen Keller, Black Elk, Jack London, John dos Passos, and Bertolt Brecht, and a musical score created by Bob Boilen for the Synclavier II computer sound synthesizer.
Identifier 1986f.00406