16 Jul 2009 - 19 Jul 2009

The American Capitalism Project

a The TEAM and Almeida Theatre co-production


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Las Vegas needs saving. There’s a woman says she’s Joan of Arc working in a casino, two outlaws are on the run and there’s murder in the wind. Where did our pursuit of happiness go wrong? 

A pioneering journey west and east across the USA in search of an unbiased portrait of American Capitalism, told through cowboy ballet, piano yowls and people with bank accounts.

New York City-based The TEAM are widely recognised as one of America’s most dynamic emerging theatre companies, lauded for their daring physical style and verbal quick-fire. The TEAM’s projects evolve organically over two years in a series of work-in-progress productions followed by feedback sessions with their audiences; this will be the first outing of their latest project. They have won three Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe for Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope) (2004), Particularly in Heartland (Traverse Theatre, 2006) and Architecting (2008). Later this year they return to the UK to perform Architecting at the Barbican Centre.  

The TEAM is supported by the Eranda Foundation.

"…fizzes with vivid imagery, intellect, and mischief...This is life affirming stuff, and theatre to cherish."

For more information about the TEAM please visit www.theteamplays.org


Dates & Tickets

Thu 16 Jul 2009 - Sun 19 Jul 2009

Performance Times:
16-19 July at 7.30pm
Each performance will be followed by a public feedback session with the company.

Under 26 Tickets
The Almeida Theatre is participating in the A Night Less Ordinary ticket scheme. The tickets for The TEAM will be released on Mon 13 July. Please call the Box Office 020 7359 4404 to claim your tickets.
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