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Wunderbaum and LAPD

Hospital, Walker Commission

Part of Out There 2014: New World Visions

“Fresh and original … [Wunderbaum] is political and raw, its actors also rockers.” —Los Angeles Times

This frenetic stage experiment by two groundbreaking theater companies—Skid Row performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and Dutch collective Wunderbaum—examines the realities of contemporary healthcare in a raucous and engrossing “ficto-mentary” of love, life, money, and death.

Aided by a healthy dose of humor, Hospital draws on the clichés of serialized medical dramas as well as real-life encounters with patients, doctors, healthcare professionals, and reformers in both the United States and the Netherlands. With intelligence, compassion, and absorbing stagecraft, Hospital shrewdly sends up a genre while its cast creates a hallucinatory exposé of free-market healthcare.

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Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $70 ($60 Walker members). Offer not available online; to purchase, visit the box office or call 612.375.7600.

Postshow Reception

Thursday, January 9
Meet the artists after the show at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, January 10
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.

SpeakEasy

Saturday, January 11
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. Hosted by local artists and Walker tour guides.

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Funding

Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Coproduced by Wunderbaum and LAPD in collaboration with REDCAT. Co-commissioned by Rotterdamse Schouwburg with the support by AMMODO and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).