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Performance Space 122
& International WOW Company Present
You Belong To Me
 Death of Nations: Part V

            Written and Directed by Josh Fox

When you are forced to choose between the country you live in and the person you love, who do you belong to?

New York Premiere set for Friday, January 5, 2007

Friday, December 1, 2006 – International WOW Company is proud to present You Belong To Me, a whirlwind journey of territorial obsession.  The play delves into the last days of three wars, spanning three centuries.  Moving from the Great Plains of America at the end of the “Indian Wars” to the end of the Nazi Holocaust, to the so-called “end of major combat operations” in Baghdad, we follow a single multi-ethnic family through several generations.  Filled with brutal laughs and tragic irony, You Belong To Me is an intensely physical and musical rollercoaster ride of love, betrayal and murder throughout the ages.

A soaring spectacle in its own right, You Belong to Me, is the fifth installment of the Death of Nations Project, an exciting and epic play cycle that has been produced internationally.  It is the product of Mr. Fox’s extensive collaboration with Frank Raddatz (former dramaturg to Heiner Müller) and the Forum Freies Theater in Duesseldorf Germany, Rody Vera of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  Mr. Fox directs an 11-member ensemble featuring noted German stage star Irene Christ and downtown superstar Okwui Okpokwasili (Maria Del Bosco, Roaring Girl) and International WOW Core members Deborah Wallace (The Expense of Spirit, The BOMB) and Robert Saietta (orphan on god’s highway, The Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home).

You Belong to Me will be presented from January 4 – 23 and as part of The Coil Festival on the following schedule:
From Jan 4 – 7: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8.p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3p.m.
From Jan 10 – 14: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8.p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3p.m.
During COIL, from Jan 17 – 23:
Thursday, January 18 at 8p.m., Friday, January 19 at 5p.m., Saturday, January 20 at 8p.m., Sunday, January 21 at 5p.m., Monday, January 22 at 8pm and Tuesday January 23 at 5pm.

Running time – approx 3 hours
Tickets: $15, $10 (P.S. 122 members); available online at www.ps122.org and by phone at 212-352-3101.

Coil: A Winter Arts Festival truly embodies the dynamic and adventurous programming at Performance Space 122. From work that is distinctly American to work created from an international perspective to the purely abstract; from solo performance to grand spectacle, experimental theater to incendiary playwriting, from intimate dances to idiosyncratic movement to post-modern pop-culture choreographic free-for-alls Coil: A Winter Arts Festival offers seven days of relevant, of-the-moment, groundbreaking work.

More about Josh Fox:

Josh Fox (Writer/Director) founded International WOW Company in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1996. With International WOW, Josh has produced and created, written, and/or directed over 30 shows in New York, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Notable works include THE BOMB; Limitless Joy; HyperReal America (which was chosen by Time Out NY as one of the Top Ten productions of 2001); The Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home; Orphan on God’s Highway; DEATH OF NATIONS, Parts 1-4 and The Trailer; Soon My Work; Stairway to the Stars; The Sleeping and the Dead; American Interference, and ?WOW! His first Feature film Memorial Day produced by Journeyman Pictures, Jim McKay and Michael Stipe’s C-Hundred Film Corp and International WOW Company is nearing completion and will be making the rounds starting this spring.  Check www.internationalwow.com for details.





Tickets: $15, $10 (P.S. 122 members); available online at www.ps122.org and by phone at 212-352-3101.