Mission Drift by The TeamMission Drift by The Team

Mission Drift

byThe TeamOtherHeather Christian, Sarah Gancher

Paperback | April 11, 2014

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Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimateportrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams. Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city.Its mix of the epic and everyday, myth and madness, music and storytelling, create a glorious patchwork in which pitch and tone - are as crucial as intellectual argument. A theatrical tornado, and a sideways glimpse into America's tarnished, weary soul." - Guardian "A show that is deliberately as beguiling and elusive as the promise it explores." - Financial Times "Genius New Yorkers The TEAM whip up a desert storm in this Vegas-set alternative history of American capitalism." - Time Out (London)"This is a riotous and wickedly enjoyable fable of the creation and destruction of the American Dream in Las Vegas." - What's On Stage "
The TEAM: The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble whose mission is to create new performance works that examine the experience of living in America today. Once described as 'Gertrude Stein meets MTV,' their work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. Since its inception in 2004 The TE...
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Title:Mission DriftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2014Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783190256

ISBN - 13:9781783190256

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