In this solo-performance piece, Rebecca Posner is taking you on a riverboat tour of the mighty Missouri. But this tour is unlike other tours; she’s going rogue! Experience a horny, attention-starved, new mom navigate the tragic story of the probable-possible-maybe-made-up-but-probably-not love affair between Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. She’s taking history into her own hands and along the way tackling issues of motherhood, sexuality, and the crises of existence. All aboard!
Appropriate for ages 13+
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 Mon, Sep 12, 2022 7:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate 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 cannonballfestival.org.
This performance contains frequent suggested language and brief suggested violence. It references mental illness/suicide, violence, assault/abuse, sexual content, references of violence against indigenous peoples.
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.
Written and Performed by Rebecca Posner
In Collaboration with Bayla Rubin
About the Artist
As a performance artist, writer, and director currently living in Philadelphia my work always aims to straddle the worlds of both the sincere and the absurd. My devising process often begins with a fierce ache to uncover and share some sort of question or truth that usually has been haunting me for quite a while. Whatever the initial impulse, my process is usually solitary at first, and then, after a certain amount of time, the mass of whatever I have constructed is brought to my collaborators, and, together, we make a work that is fresh, playful, and distinctly genuine. The source material becomes words, images, piles of research, movement phrases, and seemingly unrelated video clips or paragraphs from articles. All of it gets its time in the rehearsal room. And, eventually, out of the tumult, a work begins to emerge that is viscerally wild and radically vulnerable: a true representation of my values and myself.