A Billion Nights On Earth

14 - 17 Sep 2017
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia

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Thaddeus Phillips, A Billion Nights on Earth, 2017. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Thaddeus Phillips, A Billion Nights on Earth, 2017. Photo by Johanna Austin.

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Whale Optics. Photo courtesy of Thaddeus Phillips.

Pew Fellow and theater artist Thaddeus Phillips presents the world premiere of A Billion Nights On Earth, a visual theater work that blends performance art, pop-up storybook design techniques, and a cinematic score. Created in collaboration with visual artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay, the work is anchored by a series of bold visual installations, ranging from a 15-foot inflatable whale and deep sea underwater lights, to floating tents and an electric train, and will feature an evolving, circus-style environment. A Billion Nights On Earth debuts during the 2017 FringeArts Festival.