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The Archery Contest



The Hotel Savant and Performance Space 122 present The Archery Contest, a radio play written and directed by John Jahnke. Soundscape by Kristin Worrall. Sound Installation by Andrew Schneider. Setting by Peter Ksander.




Setting: A cemetery.

(By) the rectory near a gate.

(Which leads to) the stream in an orchard.





Time: None.



Characters:


The Reverend Kendrick: Richard Toth


Mercy, his wife: Hillary Spector


Orpha, a girl: Carey Urban


Dory, a boy: Ryan Colwell


The Sexton Hawthorn, their Guardian: Ryan Justesen




This abstract sex comedy follows the amoral exploits of five players
trapped somewhere between the churchly rules of the past and the
anarchic chaos of the future.





Set amidst the death and headstones of a decaying cemetery, The Archery
Contest
follows a Reverend and his wife in their pursuit of a young girl
and boy in a competition to claim them as secondary spouses. The
contest's challenge, and the fate of each player, can only be met when
new liaisons are formed, old lovers are scorned, and restrictive
inhibitions are severed forever. Encouraged by the children's guardian,
the amorous chase reaches its climax during the celebration of a
decadent and ritualistic summer festivity.





A studio recording of Part 1 debuted online at Art Radio WPS1.org
on November 1, 2007. Part 2 was recorded live in performance
at PS122 before making its online debut, and Part 3 appeared in 2008,
following The Hotel Savant's premiere of Antonin Artaud's The Cenci, at
The Ohio Theatre.





The Archery Contest is an ongoing multi/media theater project whose goal
is to embrace modern technology, especially the internet, as of means
disseminating theatrical content to a larger audience.

The Archery Contest










A radio play and performance




By John Jahnke





Click here to hear Part 1

and learn about Part 2 coming live to
PS122 on Nov 8-10




This abstract sex comedy follows the amoral exploits of five players
trapped somewhere between the churchly rules of the past and the
anarchic chaos of the future.
 

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