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Mad Paradox

September 21–25

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September 21 at 7:00pm

September 22 at 10:00pm

September 25 at 4:00pm

2022 Fringe Festival

60 min


The MAAS Building Studio

The naked truth is exposed in this boldly dark, intimate and intense retelling of Genesis where lovers are plunged into an existential crisis after a feeding frenzy for knowledge using karaoke-style pop music, wild projections and loads of live apple-eating.

For ages 18+

Interested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 7:00 PM. Check out for more information.

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.


Content Considerations

This performance contains brief graphic language and brief graphic violence. For more information about the content concerns of ADAM&EVE, please visit our website:



Created and performed by Marissa Blair and Jeroen Lindeman


About the Artist


A unique blend of truth and artifice for a stimulating contradiction to the conventional performance experience. We create performances that are directly inspired by the writings of the “Mad” Antonin Artaud, particularly his theories on Theatre of Cruelty. Interpreting these methodologies for the modern age, our company stimulates the senses by utilizing technical elements such as trance-inducing pulses, wild projections, bleak yet messy sets, olfactory provocations and intense soundscapes. We often incorporate recordings, interview-based oral history and ethnodramatic techniques to transpose story to stage. We will exploit our own personal experiences to facilitate the deepening of a narrative that further humanizes the fictional characters we portray. We aim to provide, above all, a deeply sensorial experience for the audience, engaging both mind and body. Many people have labelled this type of show “Immersive theatre” – while this is pretty accurate, we’re not so sure we would really limit what we do to just into this category. Our shows are certainly a strange blend. It’s a complex weaving in and out of reality. When watching, it’s sometimes hard to tell where life ends and theatre begins. The result is an unique performative “Paradox” – an absurd, yet intimate – and often uncomfortable – contradiction to conventional theatre practices. We are bold. We are risky. We are intense.