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Time as a Symptom

The Bean-Jam Project

September 8-10

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September 8 at 8:00pm

September 9 at 8:00pm

September 10 at 3:00pm

September 10 at 8:00pm

2022 Fringe Festival

30 min


The Cabaret at the AdrienneMap

Wheelchair Accessible

A subway station is a rich place for growing connections, believe it or not. If that subway station becomes metaphysical, there’s no stopping two strangers from getting to know each other and maybe, just maybe, falling in love. Time as a Symptom shows us how that can be true.


Two strangers meet in The Below—a place neither here nor there, very liminal, very hazy. They talk for a while and they learn about each other. And then eventually they part ways, as they must.


We are living through our re-education of how to be human beings together: how to share space, how to care, how to talk, how to connect. It seems incredibly difficult after years of isolating. Somehow, though, we must. Maybe all we need is a space outside of reality, outside of time. Maybe we need to focus on the microscopic connections, the small moments, and hold them near.

Appropriate for ages 13+

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.



Satchel Williams as Bean

Max Gallagher as Jam



Director: Steven Gross

Playwright: Max Gallagher

Stage Manager: Gauri Mangala

Lighting Designer: Ezekiel Baskin


About the Artist

Led by Steven Gross (he/they), this is a small scrappy group of artists who decided to come together to make a small show about connection happen. We strive to use theater to bring hope and joy and create community. Our work is grounded in the imagination of what could be, informed by the state of what is, and grounded in the lessons of what has been. The Bean-Jam Project invites you to journey into the unpredictable spaces of the unknown and the potential.