Carl Hancock Rux: Asphalt

Carl Hancock Rux: Asphalt

"Asphalt is a dazzling portrait of urban life." Booklist

This kaleidoscopic portrait of a near-future, post-apocalyptic city and its distressed inhabitants is an electrifying stage adaptation of the Alpert Award winner’s debut novel, featuring live music and video developed in collaboration with Jaco van Schalkwyk. Rux, a celebrated performance artist, vocalist, poet and playwright, blurs the lines between dreamscape, memory and reality in a virtuosic, deeply lyrical work that is inspired by Jean Racine’s re-imagining of the myth of Hippolytus. Asphalt is part postmodern parable, part urban mythology, and an altogether indelible meditation on contemporary city living. 

Funded in part by a generous grant from The Herb Alpert Foundation. 

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Thu Feb 2, 8:30 pm
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Fri Feb 3, 8:30 pm$22$18$12
Sat Feb 4, 8:30 pm$22$18$12

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