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Livestreamed on this page on Friday 27 September 2019 at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).
 

Austin, Texas
Friday 27 September 2019

A performance of :HUMPTY

at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Produced With
Friday 27 September 2019

Ethos and The VORTEX present a performance of :HUMPTY livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 27 September 2019 at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles). Add to Google calendar

General Humpty got cracked on the head during the War, and now he is behaving very badly. Loosely based on the nursery rhyme characters Humpty Dumpty, The Spoon, The Dish, The Cow, The Dog, and The Moon, ethos offers up a dark tale with adult aesthetics (not appropriate for children).  Funny and disgusting, charming and startling, :Humpty features an all-star cast presenting an extraordinary and unconventional performance.

The story delves beneath the surface of the nursery rhymes, uncovering a story of War, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, slavery, and the disparity of wealth and poverty. Betrayal, magical armies, and mortal combat ensue as the characters fight for their lives, loves, and freedom. :Humpty defies expectation with a mix of live action, music, video, puppetry, movement, and humor. There is no “spoken” language in :Humpty, so this show is accessible to non-English speakers and deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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