By No.11 Productions
Directed by Ryan Emmons
With Emily Bautista, Julie Congress, Steven Conroy, and Aubrey L. Taylor
Inspired by the lives of world-famous artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Pair is a playful meditation on the nature of art and partnership. Claes and Coosje were renowned for their larger-than-life pop art sculptures that inflated everyday objects to extraordinary proportions. As the artists explore their creative process, something fantastical is happening as a pear (yes, the fruit) embarks on a worldwide quest for self-discovery. What emerges is a funny and intimate play about collaboration, imagination, and love.
Pair explores the duality of Claes and Coosje's 30 year artistic and romantic collaboration and their artistic vision. They carry on a spirited debate about color, composition, scale, and the messy, exploratory way that art is made in this refreshingly whimsical love story.
Join us for Post-Show Talkbacks on November 3, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17!
November 12: Indie Theater Day
Indie Theater community celebration, featuring a post-show talkback with Martin Denton (nytheater.com).
November 14: Fruit Nights
Queer affinity night, featuring a post-show talkback. All are welcome!
Founded in 2008, No.11 Productions exists to collaboratively create new works and original adaptations as an ensemble. Our productions have the energy and imaginative zest of kids playing make-believe in the backyard and we invite the audience to play along. We believe in the energizing power of sharing stories full of hope and teamwork and strive to engage our audience as collaborators in the act of storytelling.
Read more at: www.no11productions.com
"Pair proves to be a playful, yet revealing story that captures the mind and heart."
"A truly unique and engaging show. It has a great deal of appeal for art lovers and many more." – BroadwayWorld
"A little whimsy goes a long way!"
"This production, courtesy of director Ryan Emmons, often finds an uncanny power and beauty in the pair's story." – The 100 Word Review
"A whimsically unique look at Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s relationship, philosophy, and life." – Front Mezz Junkies