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Forced Entertainment

Feb 5–8, 2004

“One of the most influential new British theatre companies of the last twenty years”

First Night
What do you do when your evening’s entertainment goes terribly wrong-when each act ends with insult or injury? This night of failed card tricks and ventriloquists, grand gestures, bumbling dance numbers, and far too many sequins is “accessible and viciously funny” (Guardian). There will be a First Night post-show talk on February 5.

And on the Thousandth Night…
This indelible experience takes you deep into the night with tall tales—six hours of princesses led astray, crazy neighbors and ghosts, love stories that never end, and tales cobbled together from legends anecdotes, and lies. “Seldom [do] performers on the stage give off such a sense of spirit with such lightness and evident pleasure” (Gazette). It’s theater for cheerful insomniacs.

For more information on Forced Entertainment.
For more information on The Institute of Failure.
For more information on Goat Island.


Support for this program has been generously provided by National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support has been provided by the British Council.