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Rainer and the Knife, 1981

ABOUT

Rainer and the Knife is a postmodern spin on an old-fashioned Grimm-style fairy tale. It is the grim fable of an innocent boy who ventures out in the world protected by a gift from his mother: a double-edge knife. When Rainer loses the knife, it falls into the hands of an assassin. After committing murder, the assassin returns the knife to Rainier, who is then accused of the crime and put to his death. The moral of the story: never lose your knife.

Dedicated to the original Chicago Cast

PRODUCTION

Directors: Ping Chong and Rob List
Writers: Ping Chong and Rob List
Music: Public Image LTD., The Young Marble Giants, Comedian Harmonistes and Erik Neumann
Sets: Ping Chong

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Workshop:
Moming Dance and Art Center, Chicago, IL (1981)

Premiere:
The Kitchen, New York, NY (November 1982)

CAST

Mariana Buchwald, Steve Clorfeine, Michael Duffy, Barbara Duyfjes, Tannis Hugill, Trinket Monsod, Erik Neumann, Kaja Overstreet, Ingrid Reffert, Mary Schultz, Louise Smith, Gail Turner, Cathy Zimmerman

PRESS

Two notable returns, Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 27, 1982

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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PRODUCING PARTNERS

Moming Dance and Art Center, The Kitchen, Ping Chong + Company