Opening Reception: WHOOPS!
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, 6:30PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

How many performance artists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
      I don’t know, I didn’t stay to find out.

Performances @ 7pm sharp

Join us for the opening of WHOOPS! The Play, presented by MJ Miller, John Erbach, and Stevie Southard; joined by a host of ~20 assistants who will appear throughout the show. WHOOPS! is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Mashing together references from Donald Judd to Buster Keaton, [Miller, Erbach, and Southard] tackle questions of work place politics, union organization, and how to accept an unexpected situation when everything you do just goes wrong. Holding onto high hopes they take on these topics using the vehicle of comedic performance, all the while remaining considerate of the perception of performance art versus the intersections of theatrics and even the circus. Sometimes in the face of total disarray all you can do is laugh.