Ping Chong

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Fear and Loathing, 1975

ABOUT

Fear and Loathing in Gotham is Ping Chong’s first full-length work. The story follows a White detective as he pursues an Asian serial killer, who murders little girls. The work features shadow play and no dialogue, giving it a resemblance to a silent movie. Loosely based on Fritz Lang’s M, Fear and Loathing is a harrowing, visceral and disturbing work about alienation.

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong
Production Manager: Don Voisine
Writers: Ping Chong with Nora Guthrie and John Parton
Music: Meredith Monk

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
Jean Cocteau Theatre, New York, NY, May 1975

Tour:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, January 1980; American Theatre Laboratory (Dance Theater Workshop), New York, NY, February 1980; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Ohio Performance Space, New York, NY; Cabaret Voltaire, Turin, Italy; Centro di Ricerca Per Teatro, Milan, Italy; Theatre Quotidien, Montpellier, France; Maison de la Culture, Nanterre, France; Les Ateliers, Lyon, France; World Theatre Festival, Nancy, France; University of Maryland, Catonsville, MD, February 1982; Moming Dance and Art Center, Chicago, IL, February 1982; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, February 1982

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CAST

Original: Ping Chong, John Parton, Nora Guthrie, Jean Claude Ribes
Tour: Steve Clorfeine, Rob List, Marleen Pennison, Kay Hines

MULTIMEDIA

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PRODUCING PARTNERS

Ping Chong + Company

FUNDERS

Supported in part by CAPS, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts