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Premier of The Garden Sept. 24th-26th, 2021

September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Premier of Open Flame Theatre’s THE GARDEN – an original queer, surrealist opera.

After the initial postponement of Open Flame Theatre’s 2020 premiere at the Southern, they will be premiering THE GARDEN at Philadelphia Community Farm from Friday, September 24, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 7 PM CT each night.

Content warnings for this show & description include: transphobia, suicide

“The Garden” is an original queer, surrealist opera conceived by Walken Schweigert and created by Open Flame Theatre. The culture of capitalism attempts to control nature in order to utilize it. “The Garden” investigates white-supremacist and colonizer culture’s desire to beautify, manage and control nature (which, of course, includes people) and reveals the horror that ensues when it does. For our all-transgender/gender-non-conforming ensemble, this performance is a ritual act to reclaim all the parts of ourselves we are told are shameful and monstrous. The heart of this performance asks: how do you uproot oppression? This question is a journey; one that begins with looking at how internalized transphobia manifests in us as individuals, and in our communities.

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September 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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