October 14 – 18, 2003

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description "Isn't it something how he can see the beauty in almost anything!" A mother's loving, and stunningly astute words define both the theme and subject of bobrauschenbergamerica, a spirited tribute to one of America's greatest living artists by Charles L. Mee, whose Obie Award-winning Big Love (2001 Next Wave), put a modern-day spin on Greek tragedy.

In collaboration with director Anne Bogart (War of the Worlds, 2000 Next Wave) and SITI Company, Mee takes us on a wild road trip through both the light and dark sides of our American landscape in a play that Robert Rauschenberg might have conceived if he had been a playwright instead of a painter: a collage of people and places and music and dancing, of love stories and picnics and business schemes and violent shootings and chicken jokes, and of the sheer exhilaration—and anxiety—of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.
Identifier 2003f.00768
Season Fall 2003
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerBarney O'Hanlon
costume designerJames Schuette
directorAnne Bogart
lighting designerBrian H. Scott
sound designerDarron L West