Richard Kennedy’s ‘Hybrid Peasant’ Coming to Performance Space New York

Performance Space New York has announced they are presenting artist, composer, and choreographer Richard Kennedy’s Hybrid Peasant from Jan. 11 – 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Combining opera, dance theater, poetry, sketch, and slapstick comedy to create its speculative hyper-reality, Hybrid Peasant, a three-act performance, is another explosive disruption of opera’s formalism from the interdisciplinary artist with a long history of engaging and subverting the classical. It delves deep into the landscape of the “Nightmerican dream,” experienced through the lives of “the housed citizens of Hirth.”

The story unfolds in an exaggerated past-future version of Richard Kennedy’s hometown of Middletown, Ohio. With references and points of departure ranging from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to SNL’s Weekend Update,

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