“Relics”, a Museum Spoof and Change of Pace at the Guthrie

By John Townsend November 17, 2014

Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured - Home Page, Our Scene

Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

The Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio is presenting a combination comedy spoof and museum exhibit spoof title Relics that imagines what someone living 300 years from now may think about the US of our time. It’s centuries after a cataclysm called the Great Wipe has wiped out American civilization.

Near the start of your tour you see a hilarious display of cat pictures that speculate that cats were like deities to us today. You are also made to wonder what these things we now know as screw on caps for bottles and jars were used for. It makes you wonder how priceless your current day knick knacks might be when they become artifacts in centuries ahead.

Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

Actors demonstrate how they imagine how they think that big plastic garbage cans of our time must have been used by us for keeping clean, as in personal hygiene. Cake frosting and decorations are thought to have been beauty products and are demonstrated as such. Saucepans and skillets are used to make “music”.

Creators Sarah Agnew, Nick Golfis, and Chantal Pavageaux have devised this imaginative spoof. It lasts just under an hour and there is audience interactivity with the actors.

Relics
Through Nov. 23
Guthrie Theater, 818 So. 2nd St., Mpls.
(612) 377-2224
www.guthrietheater.org

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