CIRCUIT CITY
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Circuit City

Written by Camae Ayewa, Music by Moor Mother

Part of High Pressure Fire Service

Venue

FringeArts
140 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
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June 20—22, 2019

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Photo by Bob Sweeney

World Premiere

Poet and noise musician Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) presents her first theatrical work, a futuristic exploration—part musical, part choreopoem, part play—of public/private ownership, housing, and technology set in a living room in a corporate-owned apartment complex. Framed by Ayewa’s bold poetry and bolstered by new Moor Mother music performed live by Irreversible Entanglements and the Circuit City Band, Circuit City is an afrofuturist song cycle for our current climate.

Run Time: 60 minutes

Tickets will be on sale beginning December 4th (Thursday, Nov 29 for FringeArts members).


High Pressure Fire Service

A Presentation Series for Philadelphia Artists

High Pressure Fire Service (HPFS) takes its name from FringeArts’ historic building, the first high pressure pump house in the country. Opened in 1903, the station pumped water from the Delaware River to fire hydrants across Philadelphia, connecting the city and helping it grow and thrive. This history of creativity and connectivity is at the very heart of the High Pressure Fire Service festival. Addressing issues of representation, gender, accessibility, reproductive justice, and more through devised theater, comedy, and participatory play, these productions embody the vast range and exceptional talent of Philadelphia’s rich performing arts community.

Support for High Pressure Fire Service has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation.